§ 121 Form of Examinations; Reciprocity

All candidates for an architectural license shall be required to take and successfully complete the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) and the California Supplemental Examination subject to the following provisions:

    1. A candidate who is licensed as an architect in another United States jurisdiction, (i.e., state, territory or possession of the United States) either by having passed a written architectural licensing examination administered by that United States jurisdiction on or before January 1, 1966 and who has engaged in the practice of architecture as a licensed architect for five or more years in one or more United States jurisdiction or by having passed an examination prepared by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), comparable to the ARE (as determined by the Board), shall be eligible for licensure upon passing the California Supplemental Examination as specified in Section 124 of these regulations.
    2. A candidate shall prior to licensure (1) complete IDP or IAP, as referenced in section 109(b)(2); or (2) submit to the Board (A) proof of licensure in another U.S. jurisdiction, (B) an Employment Verification Form on his or her own behalf documenting three years of architectural practice as a licensed architect in another U.S. jurisdiction, and (C) documentation of five years of education equivalents. Both documents referred to in the preceding sentence are hereby incorporated by reference. A candidate who holds a current and valid Certification by NCARB shall be exempt from the IDP/IAP requirement and the requirement to submit items (A) through (C) prescribed in this subdivision upon receipt in the Board office of the candidate’s current and valid NCARB blue cover Certification file transmitted by NCARB.
    1. A candidate who is registered as an architect in a Canadian province and who holds a current and valid Certification issued by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards shall be eligible for licensure upon passing the California Supplemental Examination as specified in Section 124 of these regulations.
    2. A candidate who is registered as an architect in the United Kingdom and who holds a current and valid Certification issued on or before December 31, 1996 by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards shall be eligible for licensure upon passing the California Supplemental Examination as specified in Section 124 of these regulations.
    3. A candidate who is registered as an architect in a foreign country and who holds a current and valid Certificate issued by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards obtained by completing the Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect Program shall be eligible for licensure upon passing the California Supplemental Examination as specified in Section 124 of these regulations.