Expired License

California architect licenses expire at midnight on the last day of the birth month in odd-numbered years. An expired license that is not renewed within 30 days is subject to a $100 delinquency fee.

Holders of an expired license may not legally practice architecture in California.

A license that has been expired for less than five years is subject to the renewal fees shown below for the noted renewal periods and the delinquency fee (if expired more than 30 days).

Renewal Period Renewal Fee
2015–2017$300
2013–2015$300
2011–2013$300

The renewal fee owed is calculated by adding the expired renewal periods and the delinquency fee (if expired more than 30 days). Information about current renewal requirements can be found on the Renewing a License page.

A license expired five years or more is canceled and cannot be renewed, restored, reissued, or reinstated. An individual with a canceled license must apply for relicensure with the Board in order to legally practice architecture in California.

If you have any questions about renewing an expired license, please contact the Board for assistance.

Expired License Fee Calculator

Licensees who have an expired license can find the appropriate fee by selecting their birth month, and the year their license expired.