California Architects Board
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We track the following licenses with the California Architects Board in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.
California Architect License
|Agency:||California Architects Board|
|NCARB Certificate:||Not required|
|Completion of CE/PDH:||Required|
|NAAB-accredited degree:||Not required|
|Additional Experience:||Not required|
This section applies to architects that are applying for a license in California for the first time.
Applications are available on the Board’s website or may be requested by telephone.
$300 application fee + $100 exam fee. The $100 is one-time for those candidates who remain active in the examination process (taking at least one examination, pass or fail, every five years. There is an additional fee for the California Supplemental Examination.
This section applies to architects licensed in another state that are looking for reciprocal licensure in California.
$35 California Reciprocity Application fee; $100 California Supplemental Examination fee; $300 Application for Licensure fee.
This section applies to architects that are already licensed in California and need to renew their license.
|Due:||Biennially on the last day of the birth month for a licensee.|
California Business Entity Report
This section applies to architectural firms that are applying for a license in California for the first time. If you already have a license and are looking to renew it, please see the renewal section.
Renewal Not Required
This section applies to architectural firms that are already licensed in California and need to renew their license.
Business entity reports only need to be re-filed when there is a change of information.
Licensees must immediately notify the Board of any name and/or address changes. In addition, licensees must submit an updated copy of the business entity form with the new information within 30 days of the change.
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