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CASp Frequently Asked Questions



How do I renew my certification?

The CASp Examination, Certification, and Practice Standards Handbook (PDF - 1.7 MB) was designed to guide you through the certification maintenance and renewal process and it is imperative that you download and read this document prior to renewing certification. The Division of the State Architect (DSA) prefers all applicants to apply for certification renewal online through the CASp Account Login. Access the link for “My CASp Certification Renewal” and then the link to “Apply for Renewal.”

A non-refundable $200.00 Application Evaluation Fee is required upon submission of your certification renewal application. Additionally, if DSA has issued any disability inspection certificates to you, you must submit a record of every disability inspection certificates issued to you, which must include the number of each certificate as well as the name and address of the facility inspected. The record should include a status of “VOID” for any certificates you voided, and “UNISSUED” for any certificates that have not yet been issued. Any information pertaining to the determination of the facility as “CASp-inspected” or “meets applicable standards” must be redacted prior to submittal to DSA. Please email your record to CASprogram@dgs.ca.gov, or mail your record to:

Division of the State Architect
CASp Program
1102 Q Street, Suite 5100
Sacramento, CA 95811

Upon approval of your continuing education units (CEUs), a non-refundable $300.00 Certification Fee to cover program administration for a three-year period of certification is required. DSA currently accepts Visa and MasterCard for payment by credit card using our secure pay-on-line system.
All renewal information (including continuing education information, payments, and, if applicable, the record of disability inspection certificates) must be received and approved by DSA prior to current certification expiration. Upon receipt of payment, DSA will mail you a confirmation letter of successful renewal and an official CASp certificate with your new expiration date.

Please note that your certification renewal application will not be processed unless DSA has a copy of your Form DSA 650: Disclosure of Social Security Number and/or Federal Taxpayer Identification Number (PDF - 91 KB). If you did not send this information at initial certification or with a prior renewal, please see DSA’s AB 1424 Notification for information and carefully read all instructions before completing the Form DSA 650.


Can I renew my certification by mail?

Although DSA prefers that you complete certification renewal information online, you can download, complete, and mail Form DSA 600-R: CASp Certification Renewal Application (PDF - 115 KB). Please read all form instructions and the CASp Examination, Certification, and Practice Standards Handbook (PDF - 1.7 MB) before applying for certification renewal.

All renewal information (including continuing education information, payments, and, if applicable, record of disability inspection certificates) must be received and approved by DSA prior to current certification expiration. Upon receipt of payment, DSA will mail you a confirmation letter of successful renewal and an official CASp certificate with your new expiration date.

 

What if I fail to renew by my certification expiration date?

An expired certification may be reinstated within the first year after expiration, provided that you meet all certification renewal requirements and pay an additional $150.00 delinquency fee. You may not practice as a CASp while your certification is expired. If you let your certification lapse for a year or longer, you must repeat the examination process if you decide you want to become CASp certified again.

 

How do I update my contact information?

To update contact information, log in with your established username and password at the CASp Account Login page and select "My Contact Information" from the main menu. Revise contact information and click on the "Update" button. You will receive confirmation via email that your account profile was successfully updated.

 

What should I do if I have forgotten my password?

If you have forgotten your password, you may request a password reset from the system. Go to the CASp Account Login page and select “Forgot My Password.” Answer the security question you selected when you created your account profile. If the correct answer to the question is submitted, a password reset will be emailed to you. If you experience problems obtaining a password reset, email CASprogram@dgs.ca.gov or call the CASp Program at (916) 323-2737.

 

How do I change my password?

To change your password, log in with your established username and password at the CASp Account Login page and select the link to "Change Password" which can be found under the “My CASp” tab at the upper left corner of the web page. Enter your current password under "Password" and then enter your "New Password" and confirm your new password. When you have completed your entries, click on the "Update" button. You will receive confirmation by email that your account profile was successfully updated. Next time you log in, use your new password. If you experience problems changing your password, email CASprogram@dgs.ca.gov or call the CASp Program at (916) 323-2737.