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The CSE Boot Camp Coaching Program

Get Licensed in California!

Join the program dedicated to helping you pass the California Supplemental Exam!  

Here are some unique ways the CSE Boot Camp Coaching
program helps you pass exams:

Design Studio Approach

No more studying alone. Just like in Architecture School, you will be connected with a group of people who are studying together online.

Highly Structured

Stay engaged and on track with a weekly syllabus, meetings, coaching sessions, videos, documents, and group study sessions.

Personalized Coaching

Individual support because one size fits all doesn't work. We all learn and process information differently.

How does the CSE Boot Camp work?

Our unique program was created to help YOU become a successful licensed Architect.  

Organized into small groups of 12-14 participants, you will be provided a detailed curriculum, schedule with milestones and deadlines over the course of 10 weeks.

The CSE Boot Camp Coaching Program includes (but is not limited to);

Attend weekly coaching meeting to discuss accomplishments, struggles, and ensure you are on track towards meeting your goals.

Our time-tested methods helps you navigate the process of studying and even taking the exams on test day.

You will have access to exclusive study materials and bonus videos to enhance the impact of the CSE Boot Camp Coaching Program. 

Receive a 10 week structured curriculum that is designed to help you understand what to study, how to study it and when to study it.

Gain resources to utilize time tracking tools to maximize your study habits and accountability.

Continue the dialogue about the CSE Boot Camp meetings. Many CSE Boot Camp Alum continue to use the group to discuss their current exams.

CSE Boot Camp - California Supplemental Exam


CSE Boot Camp - California Supplemental Exam

Prior to taking the CSE, candidates must:

Meet your coaches

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Hi, I'm Helen

My name is Helen Vasquez and I'll be one of your bootcamp coaches! After finishing my AREs in October 2019, I took my CSE exam in September 2020 and passed on the first try thanks to our first ever CSE bootcamp group! Because of the success, we had to keep it going with the YA crew and open it up to others. I'm hoping we can be here to support you so we can all get to the finish line and finally get licensed in 2022! Looking forward to checking in with all of you Wednesday nights! See you then!


Hi, I'm Andy

Andy's Bio. 

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Enrollment Process

All sessions for the September Boot Camp will start on Wednesday, September 7th, 2022, and meet for 10 weeks each Wednesday evening (depending on your time zone).
Each meeting is about an hour long.


Please note:  This the final CSE Boot Camp for 2022.

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What is the CSE?

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.

The setting for architectural practice in California is distinct from that of other states in terms of the breadth, magnitude, and complexity of the individual circumstances that create its context. California’s large physical size, large and diverse population, varied landscape and climate, high seismicity, regulations and entitlements, and massive economy create an unusually demanding context for architectural practice. Additionally, the varying interplay of these conditions for specific projects gives rise to even more complicated settings for the conduct of architectural practice in the state. *

*The definition of the CSE is quoted from CA.Gov website

Frequently Asked Questions

Andy Roehl and Helen Vasquez are the coaches.  Both Helen and Andy are amazing members of the Young Architect community and have completed the CSE exam.  They are great mentors and will help guide you through the process.

Each group has up to 10-12 people. We purposely keep it small because the value of the program is that it’s very personalized. That way, everyone can get to know each other in the group.

It’s easy to use and works perfectly for a group of this size. You can get on the calls online via your computer or smartphone. Here’s the worst-case scenario: If your WiFi signal isn’t super strong, you can use your cell phone to call in. The audio is clear, so you won’t miss a beat.

This group is very much about accountability and showing up. Sure, it’s understandable if there is an emergency or another one-time situation when you know in advance that you can’t attend. Every person needs to make attendance a priority. Just see it as a recurring weekly meeting that you can’t get out of.

If you enroll and then cancel within 24 hours, we can refund you, less a 3% processing fee. Due to the limited availability of this program after 24 hours no refunds are issued.

While we would love to say yes, the program is structured in such a way that it is highly interactive and face to face. Being in such a different time zone prevents so much of the interaction that is key to the success of the program. So, unfortunately, we are no longer able to accommodate Boot Campers outside of EST / CST / MST / PST time zones.

Easy, it’s the accountability and community of people. It’s being a part of this group. It’s getting away from that model of “self-guided studying” and getting back to our roots of working collaboratively with others.

Yes! We want to reward your commitment and dedication for getting to that finish line. What better way than a shiny GOLD medal! Once you finish your exams, let us know and we will arrange getting you your GOLD medal and celebrate you at the next Young Architect Conference. You worked hard, you deserve it!

More Questions?

If you still have questions, drop us a note and we will get back to you right away.

"Andy and Helen, Thank you so much for everything! The bootcamp was everything I hoped it would be. It was a perfect continuation of Mike's pro-practice and technical series. You two have been fantastic mentors and leaders.
I thought the test was very challenging but I was well prepared, and that the bootcamp was crucial to my success, so thank you again!!!
Josh P.