Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards


The Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards (FARB) is a not-for-profit corporation formed in 1974 to promote public protection and provide a forum for information exchange for associations of regulatory boards and their affiliate stakeholders with interests in professional regulation. It is a membership association which, based upon its public protection mission, is recognized as exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

FARB’s mission is to advance excellence in regulation
of the professions in the interest of public protection.

Our Objectives

  • To exchange information and engage in programs and joint activities with member boards and associations.
  • To provide a forum for cooperation in solving the mutual problems of participating associations across jurisdictions and professions.
  • To engage in activities to improve the standards of professions, the delivery of services, and the services of regulatory licensing agencies.
  • To provide educational opportunities and legal updates for lawyers who represent regulatory boards.
  • To share information of the education of professionals, including accreditation of schools, colleges, and continuing education programs.
  • To foster communication and discussion about the latest assessment techniques for associations of regulatory boards and their members.