Alert! Candidates must complete all divisions of the ARE before eligibility for the CSE.

California Supplemental Examination (CSE)

Scheduling Procedures

Candidates can schedule an examination at a location of their choice (see below) during normal working hours of a.m.– p.m., Monday–Friday, and operating hours on Saturday, except state holidays. However, candidates cannot schedule their CSE with PSI until they are determined to be eligible by the Board.

The CSE is administered at 17 PSI examination sites in California and 22 additional sites out-of-state.

California sites include:

  • Anaheim
  • Atascadero
  • Burbank
  • Carson
  • Fresno
  • Hayward
  • Redding
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Fe Springs (El Monte)
  • Santa Rosa
  • Ventura
  • Visalia
  • Walnut Creek

Out-of-state sites include:

  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Charlestown (Boston), MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cranberry Township, PA
  • Glendale (Queens), NY
  • Houston (Northwest), TX
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Marietta (Atlanta), GA
  • Milford, CT
  • Nashville, TN
  • North Orem (Provo), UT
  • North Salt Lake City (Not Salt Lake City Proper), UT
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Richardson (Dallas), TX
  • Richmond, VA
  • Southfield (Detroit), MI
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • West Hartford, CT
  • Wilsonville, OR
  • Woodbury, MN

Required Identification at the Examination Site

A candidate must provide one of the following valid and current forms of government issued identification with photograph in order to test:

  • Drivers license issued by a state, territory, or province of the US or Canada
  • Identification card issued by a state, territory, or province of the US or Canada
  • US military identification card
  • US or Canada passport book
  • US passport card