California Supplemental Examination (CSE)


Examination results will be given to a candidate at the testing site after completing the examination.

After Passing the Examination

Candidates are eligible to apply for licensure as a landscape architect in California after passing the CSE. To apply, candidates must submit an Initial License Application and the required fee to the Board. Allow 30 days for processing of an Initial License Application and approximately six to eight weeks for issuance of the license.

Retaking the CSE

Candidates must submit a new application and payment to the Board for each CSE attempt. Candidates may reschedule an examination 90 or more days after an unsuccessful attempt. Applications may be submitted during the wait-period. However, authorization to test will not be granted until the wait-period has ended.