§ 116 Eligibility for Examination

This section shall apply to candidates who are not licensed architects and who are not eligible for reciprocity pursuant to Section 121.

  1. To be eligible for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE), a candidate shall meet one of the following requirements below and possess an active Council Record with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards:
    1. Have a degree in architecture accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board from a school of architecture as approved by the Board, or
    2. Have at least sixty (60) net months of architectural training and experience under the direct supervision of an architect in private practice or the equivalent as evaluated by the Board, or
    3. Have a combination of educational and experience credit as evaluated by the Board such as to total sixty (60) net months.
    1. To be eligible for a California Supplemental Examination administered prior to January 1, 2005, a candidate shall have been granted Board credit for all required divisions of the ARE and have at least seven and one-half (7-½) net years of educational and/or experience credits as evaluated by the Board, of which at least one year of experience shall have been under the direct supervision of an architect(s) licensed in a United States jurisdiction.
    2. To be eligible for a California Supplemental Examination administered on or after January 1, 2005, a candidate shall have been granted Board credit for all required divisions of the ARE and have at least eight (8) net years of educational and/or experience credits as evaluated by the Board, of which at least one year of experience shall have been under the direct supervision of an architect(s) licensed in a United States jurisdiction granted at 100% credit or at least two years of experience under the direct supervision of an architect(s) registered in a Canadian province granted at 50% credit, including completion of the IDP/IAP requirement if applicable pursuant to Section 109.