Experience


Qualifying Foreign Country

The term "qualifying foreign country" means a foreign country whose standards and qualifications for issuing a license to practice architecture are equivalent to those required in California. The following countries have been determined to meet those standards and qualifications:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Columbia
  • Costa Rica
  • Czech Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Lithuania
  • Luxemburg
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Switzerland
    (only if licensed by REG)
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • Venezuela
  • Zimbabwe

Work Experience Defined

"Work Experience" may refer to experience that candidates use to meet the educational requirement or the additional three years of experience required prior to a candidate being eligible to take the CSE. For most candidates, the additional three years of experience is obtained while fulfilling the AXP requirement.

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.