Handling the operation of examination, licensure, and reciprocity is larger than the work of one national board. To help meet the needs of the profession, NCARB’s membership is divided into six regions; each U.S. architectural licensing board belongs to one of these regions.

The regional structure helps streamline the management of licensure and reciprocity details and provides jurisdictions with a space to make decisions on issues specific to their location.

Serving on regional leadership is often a first step toward joining NCARB's Board of Directors. Each region elects a director and a chair, who serve on the NCARB Board of Directors and Regional Leadership Committee, respectively.

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)

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Director: Robert W. McKinney, Ed.D., NCARB (Louisiana)
Chair: Richard H. McNeel AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (Mississippi)

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin
Director: John Patrick Rademacher, AIA, NCARB (Ohio)
Chair: Margaret (Meg) Sturgis-Graff Parsons, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, ALEP (Minnesota)

Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wyoming
Director: David W. Hornbeek, AIA, NCARB (Oklahoma)
Chair: Lenora Isom, NCARB, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (Nebraska)

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, the Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Utah, Washington
Director: Edward T. Marley, NCARB AIA, LEED AP (Arizona)
Chair:  Sylvia Kwan, FAIA, LEED AP (California)