Education


Approved Education Evaluation Services

If you would like to receive credit for a foreign degree, listed below are approved companies recognized by the Board that provide education evaluation reports. Please have the company send an original "short" or "general" report directly to the Board office along with a copy of your transcripts. If you have not received a degree from your foreign education, you may need a "detailed" report. Any cost of evaluation is the candidate’s responsibility.

Please note that these companies are acceptable to the Board but may not be recognized by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) if you plan to pursue NCARB certification. You may contact NCARB at (202) 879-0520 for more information about NCARB approved educational evaluation services.

Examination

The examination aspect of licensure is satisfied by successfully completing both the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) and the California Supplemental Examination (CSE). Detailed information is available about each examination in their respective section of this website.