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California Architects Board

The California Architects Board (Board) was created in 1901 by the California Legislature to fulfill the mission of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public through the regulation of the practice of architecture in California. It is one of numerous boards, bureaus, commissions, and committees within the Department of Consumer Affairs responsible for consumer protection and the regulation of licensed professionals. The Board establishes regulations for examination and licensing of the profession of architecture in California, which today numbers approximately 21,000 licensed architects and approximately 11,000 candidates who are in the process of meeting examination and licensure requirements.

New! - Latest Issue of the Board’s Newsletter

The latest issue of California Architects is available online.

2014 Sunset Review Report

The 2014 Sunset Review Report (PDF, 4.0M) is now available.

Architects Practice Act Updated July 2014

The Architects Practice Act has been updated is now available online.

Law Regarding Use of an Architect’s Instruments of Service

Assembly Bill (AB) 630 (Chapter 453, Statutes of 2013) took effect January 1, 2014, and provides that no individual may use an architect’s instruments of service without the consent of the architect in a written contract, written agreement, or written license specifically authorizing that use. The bill added section 5536.4 to the Business and Professions Code and was signed by Governor Brown on October 1, 2013.

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