Application for Eligibility Evaluation: $100;
National Council of Registration Boards' (NCARB) Architect Registration Examination (ARE): $210–$310 per division - 7 divisions;
NCARB ARE Rescheduling: $60–$80;
California Supplemental Examination (CSE): $100;
License: $300 every 2 years.
ARE: By computer, Monday–Saturday at most locations
CSE: By computer, Monday–Saturday, excluding holidays
ARE: Approximately 20 locations throughout California, as well as locations across U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico, and Canada
CSE: 17 locations in California and 22 locations across U.S.
ARE: 5 years of education equivalents and/or work experience. Work experience must be under the direct supervision of architect.
CSE: 5 years of education equivalents and 3 years architectural practice experience equivalents for 8 years total experience equivalents as evaluated by Board. Completion of NCARB ARE and Intern Development Program required.
Successful completion of CSE and its preceding requirements
Average Time to Process Application: 1 month for Application for Eligibility Evaluation
Renewal Period: Biennial-odd years
Special License Requirements: Compliance with local license requirements and U.S. and state tax requirements. SSN or ITIN is required.