Master of Architecture

The table below indicates earning a Master of Architecture (Tracks I and Track II) is accredited by The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit US professional degree programs in architecture deemed to meet the education requirements for licensure in that State accreditation information.

Please note that this table does not include an evaluation of state specific requirements beyond that of educational and curricular requirements. In the United States, the title “architect” is legally restricted to individuals licensed by each state. Individual state governments use guidelines established by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) to license architects. NCARB guidelines for license examination eligibility and the NCARB examination are used uniformly by most states. Before becoming licensed, an applicant must have three years of professional experience directly supervised by a registered architect. In some states, including Oregon, registration with the Intern Development Program is required while preparing for licensure. Architecture students and graduates of architecture programs who are not yet licensed are prohibited from using the title “architect."

For more information, contact:
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
1401 H Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005202-879-0520

National Licensing Requirements


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state/territory uo satisfies requirements? professional associations OR LICENSE AUTHORITY Regional NCARB Information
Alabama Yes

Alabama Board for Registration of Architects

Contact: Paula Pilgreen


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Alaska Yes

Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors

Contact: Sara Neal


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Arizona Yes

Arizona Board of Technical Registration

Contact: Judith Stapley


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Arkansas Yes

Arkansas State Board of Architects, Landscape Architects & Interior Designers

Contact: Shana W. Bryant


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California Yes

California Architects Board

Contact: Laura Zuniga


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Colorado Yes

Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers, and Professional Land Surveyors

Contact: Joyce J. Young


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Connecticut Yes

Department of Consumer Protection Occupational & Professional Licensing Division, Architectural Licensing Board

Contact: Robert M. Kuzmich, RA


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Delaware Yes

Division of Professional Regulation: Board of Architects

Contact: Jennifer Witte | 302-744-4500

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Florida Yes

Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design

Contact: Amanda “Mandi” Ackermann


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Georgia Yes

Georgia State Board of Architects & Interior Designers

Contact: Darren Mickler


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Hawaii Yes

Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors & Landscape Architects

Contact: Sandra Matushima


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Idaho Yes

Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses

Contact: Brogan Moore


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Illinois Yes

Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation

Contact: Kyle Lazell


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Indiana Yes

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

Contact: Amy Hall


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Iowa Yes

Iowa Architectural Examining Board

Contact: Lori SchraderBachar


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Kansas Yes

Kansas State Board of Technical Professions: Engineering, Architecture, Geology, Landscape Architecture and Land Surveying

Contact: Larry Karns


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Kentucky Yes

Kentucky Board of Architects

Contact: Cordelia Harbut


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Louisiana Yes

Louisiana Board of Architectural Examiners

Contact: Katherine Hillegas


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Maine Yes

State Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, & Interior Designers

Contact: Karen Bivins


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Maryland Yes

Maryland Board of Architects Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation

Contact: Zevi Thomas


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Massachusetts Yes

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Architects

Contact: Matthew Keigan | 617-727-3229

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Michigan Yes

Michigan Board of Architects

Contact: Robin Sirls


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Minnesota Yes

Minnesota Board of AELSLAGID

Contact: Doreen Johnson


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Mississippi Yes

Mississippi State Board of Architecture

Contact: John Cothron


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Missouri Yes

Missouri Board for Architects, Prof. Engineers, Prof. Land Surveyors & Landscape Architects

Contact: Judy Kempker


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Montana Yes

Montana Board of Architects & Landscape Architects

Contact: Dan Ritter


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Nebraska Yes

Nebraska Board of Engineers & Architects

Contact: Jon Wilbeck


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Nevada Yes

Nevada Board of Arch., Interior Design & Residential Design

Contact: Monica Harrison


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New Hampshire Yes

New Hampshire Joint Board of Licensure and Certification: Board of Architects

Contact: Bobbie Mayo


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New Jersey Yes

New Jersey Board of Architects

Contact: Charles Kirk


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New Mexico Yes

Board of Examiners for Architects

Contact: Melarie Gonzales


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New York Yes

N.Y. State Education Department: Office of the Professions, State Board of Architecture

Contact: Robert Lopez, RA

518-474-3817 x110

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North Carolina Yes

North Carolina Board of Architecture

Contact: Cathe M. Evans


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North Dakota Yes

North Dakota State Board of Architecture

Contact: Bonnie Staiger, Hon. AIA


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Ohio Yes

Ohio Architects Board

Contact: Shannon Himes


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Oklahoma Yes

Oklahoma Board of Governors of the Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects and Registered Commercial Interior Designers

Contact: Leslie Hanska


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Oregon Yes

Oregon Board of Architect Examiners

Contact: Lisa Howard


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Pennsylvania Yes

PA State Architects Licensure Board

Contact: Amanda Li


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Rhode Island Yes

Rhode Island Board of Examination and Registration of Architects

Contact: Dawne Broadfield


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South Carolina Yes

South Carolina State Board of Architectural Examiners

Contact: Lenora Addison-Miles


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South Dakota Yes

South Dakota State Board of Technical Professions

Contact: Kathryn Patterson


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Tennessee Yes

Tennessee Board of Architectural & Engineering Examiners

Contact: Michael Schulz 


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Texas Yes

Texas Board of Architectural Examiners

Contact: Julie Hildebrand


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Utah Yes

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

Contact: Stephen Duncombe


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Vermont Yes

Vermont State Board of Architects

Contact: Kara Shangraw


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Virginia Yes


Contact: Kathleen Nosbisch


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Washington Yes

Architect Registration Board

Contact: Rick Storvick


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West Virginia Yes

West Virginia Board of Architects

Contact: Emily Papadopoulos


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Wisconsin Yes

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Contact: Adam Barr 


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Wyoming Yes

WY State Board of Architects & Landscape Architects

Contact: Emily Cronbaugh


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District of Columbia Yes

D.C. Board of Architecture & Interior Design

Contact: Leon Lewis


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American Samoa


Department of Public Works Architecture & Engineering Division

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Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, Architects & Land Surveyors

Contact: Catherine Sablan Gutierrez


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Puerto Rico Undetermined

Assistant Secretary of State for Examining Boards

Contact: Marianne Cortina Aldebol


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Northern Mariana Islands Undetermined

CNMI Board of Professional Licensing

Contact: Esther Fleming


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Virgin Islands Undetermined

Department of Licensing & Consumer Affairs

Contact: Nathalie Hodge

340-713-3522 ext.3250

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Regional NCARB Information

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Director: Richard H. McNeel AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (Mississippi)

Chair: Miguel A. Rodriguez, FAIA, NCARB (Florida)

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, the Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Utah, Washington

Director: Sylvia Kwan, FAIA, LEED AP (California)

Chair: Tara Rothwell, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (New Mexico)

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Director: Janet L. Hansen, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (Maine)

Chair: Jennifer R. Arbuckle, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (Vermont)

Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

Director: Philip M. Leinbach, NCARB, AIA, REFP, CSI (Pennsylvania)

Chair: George H. Miller, FAIA, NCARB (New York)

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin

Director: John Patrick Rademacher, AIA, NCARB (Ohio)

Chair: Margaret (Meg) Sturgis-Graff Parsons, AIA, NCARB, ALEP, LEED AP BD+C (Minnesota)

Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wyoming

Director: David W. Hornbeek, AIA, NCARB (Oklahoma)

Chair: Lenora A. Isom, NCARB, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (Nebraska)