Alert!  All candidates who earn a license in California must successfully pass the California Supplemental Examination (CSE) before a license will be issued (see information at the bottom of the page). There is no waiver of this requirement



In addition to completing the initial license requirements, a candidate seeking a license through reciprocity must maintain a current and valid license or registration in another US jurisdiction or current and valid NCARB Certificate . All reciprocity candidates must sign and submit a complete California Architect Reciprocity Application.