Welcome To The California Architects Boards

Board Mission

The mission of the California Architects Board is to protect the public health, safety, and welfare through the regulation of the practice of architecture and landscape architecture in the state by:

  • Ensuring that those entering the practice meet standards of competency by way of education, experience, and examination
  • Establishing standards of practice for those licensed to practice;
  • Requiring that any person practicing or offering to practice architecture be licensed;
  • Protecting consumers and users of architectural services;
  • Enforcing the laws, codes, and standards governing architectural practice in a fair, expeditious, and uniform manner;
  • Empowering consumers by providing information and educational materials to help them make informed decisions; and
  • Overseeing the activities of the Landscape Architects Technical Committee to ensure it regulates the practice of landscape architecture in a manner which safeguards the well being of the public and the environment.