The Architects Registration Board of Jamaica is mandated to register architects, regulate the practice of architecture in Jamaica, and to ensure the maintenance of acceptable standards of professional conduct of persons registered under the Architects Registration Act. The Act was mainly regulatory in nature and aimed to monitor the operation of the Architectural profession in Jamaica. By law the Architects Registration Board is composed of 9 members. Eight members shall be appointed by the Minister and the ninth member the president of the Jamaican Institute of Architects, ex officio. Of the eight appointed members five shall be nominated by the JIA, one a non-JIA Architect, and two not being registered Architects.