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).
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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 nonrenewable and cannot be renewed, restored, reissued, or reinstated. An individual with a nonrenewable license must apply for a new license by meeting the current requirements 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.