AIBC regulates the profession of architecture in the public interest. This role includes working to protect the public by:
- Establishing and enforcing standards for registration with the AIBC;
- Requiring mandatory continuing professional education;
- Providing practice advisory services for architects and other registrants as well as clients and the public;
- Investigating complaints about architects, firms, associates and temporary licensees;
- Enforcing, through a disciplinary process, the competency, ethical and other professional standards expected of those regulated by the AIBC; and
- Addressing illegal or “unauthorized” practice by non-architects.
In addition, the AIBC provides a range of regulatory and outreach programs and services to the public and other stakeholders. To help fulfil its public interest obligation, the institute engages with other regulators, local and provincial governments and national and international architectural organizations on matters of professional practice, labour mobility and regulatory consistency.