An architect license that is not renewed within five years after its expiration date is canceled. A canceled license cannot be renewed, restored, reissued, or reinstated. The holder of a canceled license may apply for and obtain a new license by relicensure only if they pay all of the fees and meet all of the requirements for obtaining an original license.


The relicensure process requires completion of a relicensure application, payment to the Board of both the evaluation fee ($100) and the examination fee ($100), and mandatory successful completion of the California Supplemental Examination (CSE).

How to Apply

  1. Complete an Application for Relicensure (PDF, 225K);
  2. Attach a check for $100 made payable to the California Architects Board; and
  3. Send it to 2420 Del Paso Road, Suite 105, Sacramento, CA 95834

A review will be conducted to determine eligibility for the CSE once the Board has received the above items. An application for the CSE is mailed only when a candidate is determined to be eligible. If you have any other questions about the relicensure process, please contact the Board.