Fingerprinting for Candidates who Reside Outside of California
If you live outside of California, your fingerprints can be completed locally. Contact your local law enforcement agency and inquire about fingerprinting services and whether they can provide the FD-258 fingerprint cards (aka hard cards). The fingerprinting does not have to be performed by law enforcement but must be performed using an original FD-258. See sample to ensure all information is complete.
Once the fingerprints are completed, mail two copies to the California Architects Board along with your payment of $49 written to the Department of Justice.
California Architects Board
2420 Del Paso Road, #105
Sacramento, CA 95834
You can find the cities in your state that provide fingerprinting services by visiting: https://www.nbinformation.com/locations/index.php
To order fingerprint cards from the Board, please complete the following: