California Architects Board
The California Architects Board (Board) was created in 1901 by the California Legislature to fulfill the mission of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public through the regulation of the practice of architecture in California. It is one of numerous boards, bureaus, commissions, and committees within the Department of Consumer Affairs responsible for consumer protection and the regulation of licensed professionals. The Board establishes regulations for examination and licensing of the profession of architecture in California, which today numbers approximately 21,000 licensed architects and approximately 11,000 candidates who are in the process of meeting examination and licensure requirements.
New! - IDP Overhaul
On June 29, 2016, the Intern Development Program will be realigned into six broad practice-based areas.
New! - Latest Issue of the Board’s Newsletter
The latest issue of California Architects is available online.