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Every architectural licensing board has a rich history filled with fascinating firsts and trailblazing members. Over the past century, 56 boards have, at various times, played an essential role in shaping national standards for registration and reciprocity. The directory below shows the date each jurisdiction first adopted laws, rules, or statutes regulating the practice of architecture. 

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Alabama

Law Passed: 1931

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Alaska

Law Passed: 1939

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Arizona

Law Passed: 1921

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Arkansas

Law Passed: 1939

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California

Law Passed: 1901

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Canal Zone

Law Passed: 1956

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Colorado

Law Passed: 1909

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Connecticut

Law Passed: 1933 

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Delaware

Law Passed: 1933

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District of Columbia

Law Passed: 1924

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Florida

Law Passed: 1915

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Georgia

Law Passed: 1919

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Guam

Law Passed: 1960

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Hawaii

Law Passed: 1923

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Idaho

Law Passed: 1917

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Illinois

Law Passed: 1897

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Indiana

Law Passed: 1929

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Iowa

Law Passed: 1927

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Kansas

Law Passed: 1949

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Kentucky

Law Passed: 1930

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Louisiana

Law Passed: 1910

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Maine

Law Passed: 1945

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Maryland

Law Passed: 1935

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Massachusetts

Law Passed: 1941

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Michigan

Law Passed: 1915

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Minnesota

Law Passed: 1921

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Mississippi

Law Passed: 1928

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Missouri

Law Passed: 1941

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Montana

Law Passed: 1917

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Nebraska

Law Passed: 1937

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Nevada

Law Passed: 1949

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New Hampshire

Law Passed: 1947

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New Jersey

Law Passed: 1902

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New Mexico

Law Passed: 1932

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New York

Law Passed: 1915

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North Carolina

Law Passed: 1915

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North Dakota

Law Passed: 1917

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Northern Mariana Islands

Law Passed: 1984

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Ohio

Law Passed: 1929

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Oklahoma

Law Passed: 1925

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Oregon

Law Passed: 1919

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Pennsylvania

Law Passed: 1919

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Puerto Rico

Law Passed: 1927

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Rhode Island

Law Passed: 1936

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South Carolina

Law Passed: 1917

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South Dakota

Law Passed: 1924

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Tennessee

Law Passed: 1921

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Texas

Law Passed: 1937

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U.S. Virgin Islands

Law Passed: 1968

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Utah

Law Passed: 1911

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Vermont

Law Passed: 1951

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Virginia

Law Passed: 1920

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Washington

Law Passed: 1919

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West Virginia

Law Passed: 1921

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Wisconsin

Law Passed: 1917

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Wyoming

Law Passed: 1951