California Architects Board

The California Architects Board (Board) was created in 1901 by the California Legislature to fulfill the mission of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public through the regulation of the practice of architecture in California. It is one of numerous entities within the Department of Consumer Affairs responsible for consumer protection and the regulation of licensed professionals. The Board establishes regulations for examination and licensing of the profession of architecture in California, which today numbers over 21,000 licensed architects and approximately 10,000 candidates who are in the process of meeting examination and licensure requirements.

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Now Available - Latest Issue of the Board’s Newsletter

The latest issue of California Architects is available online.

Waiting Period for California Supplemental Examination Retakes Reduced

Effective December 1, 2018, any eligible CSE candidate may schedule a retake appointment if it has been at least 90 days since a prior attempt.

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