California Architects

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2019 Edition, Issue 3


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

Retired License Fee

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The California Architects Board, at its December 11, 2019 meeting, will discuss the fee amount for a retired architect licensee.

An architect may apply for a retired license at any time while their original license is current and active or eligible for renewal and not suspended, revoked, or otherwise punitively restricted by the Board or subject to disciplinary action. An original license cannot be retired if it has been expired more than five years. Retired licenses do not need to be renewed after payment of the one-time retired license fee.

An individual with a retired license may not practice architecture. A retired license can be returned to active status if it is no more than five years since the original license expiration date, subject to the renewal requirements for an expired license. Returning a retired license to active status before it becomes nonrenewable is done by paying all accrued and unpaid renewal fees to bring the license current. In order to apply for a retired license:

  • Complete an Application for Retired License
  • Submit the required fee