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California Supplemental Examination (CSE)
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In addition to the Architect Registration Examination (ARE), the California Architects Board (Board) requires the California Supplemental Examination (CSE) for licensure. The CSE ensures that candidates are able to demonstrate minimum standards of competency and necessary architectural knowledge and skills to respond to the unique requirements and conditions in California.

CSE preparation is a quarterly, two-part lecture series that provides a detailed overview of all knowledge areas of the California Supplemental Exam test plan, including different AIA contract documents, state and local codes and regulations, and other areas of architectural practice.


Friday, May 4 - Saturday, May 5, 2018
12:30 - 6:00 PM each day
Instructor: Archibald Woo, AIA 
Location: AIASF, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600

This two-part CSE seminar provides a detailed overview of all knowledge areas in the latest edition of the California Supplemental Exam (2014) test plan. Materials covered will include different AIA contract documents for design and construction, state and local codes and regulations, agencies having jurisdiction, approval processes, construction laws, and other key areas of architectural practice.


Archibald Woo, AIA is a licensed architect and has been practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1990. His work has been focused mainly on complex projects for various Bay Area school districts, different campuses of the University of California system, as well as major healthcare and medical research organizations. Archibald has been active in the teaching and mentoring of architectural students and younger professionals. He has taught this seminar since 2003. He has also co-chaired the AIASF Mentorship Committee and is currently co-chairing the Architectural Licensing Committee. He has been awarded the chapter's Presidential Commendation in 2006 and 2011, as well as their Community Alliance Award for Education in 2016.