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2019 Edition, Issue 3


A Publication of the California Architects Board ■ Public Protection Through Examination, Licensure, and Regulation

California Supplemental Examination (CSE) Subject Matter Expert Recruitment

Plan, Design, and Build the Future of Architecture

California Supplemental Examination (CSE) Subject Matter Expert (SME) Recruitment
CSE SME Recruitment

The Board is seeking licensees interested in giving back to the profession by serving as subject matter experts (SMEs) and participating in California Supplemental Examination development.

Two-day workshops are held throughout the year in Sacramento and conducted on Friday and Saturday. Occasionally, three-day workshops are held from Thursday through Saturday. SMEs receive a $200 stipend for each day they attend the workshops and are reimbursed for travel expenses in accordance with state guidelines.

To serve as a SME, a licensee must:

  • Hold a current architect license in good standing having no prior or pending disciplinary or enforcement actions
  • Agree not to participate in any examination coaching or preparation activities.

Licensees interested in serving as a SME should complete a brief survey.

For more information about becoming a SME please contact Rikki Parks by email at or by phone at (916) 575-7219.