Architect (Architect AIBC)
Under the Architects Act and Bylaws, the words “member” and “architect” and the professional title “Architect AIBC” are reserved for architects: those applicants who meet the education, experience and examination requirements for engaging in the full range of activities defined as the practice of architecture in the province of British Columbia. There are several paths to registration as an Architect at the AIBC, as follows;
- Completion of the Internship in Architecture Program.
- Application for current Canadian architects under the Canadian Reciprocity Agreement.
- Application for current US architects under the NCARB-CALA Mutual Recognition Agreement.
- Application for current APEC Architects from Australia or New Zealand under the Trilateral Arrangement on Reciprocal Recognition of Registered/Licensed Architects In Australia, Canada And New Zealand to Facilitate Mobility of Architects in the Provision of Architectural Services.
- Application for current Mexican or US architects under the Tri-National Mutual Recognition Agreement for the International Practice of Architecture among Canada, the United States and Mexico as administered by the Ontario Association of Architects. See also AIBC News posting.
- Completion of Alternate Qualifications programs, including the CACB Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA) Program or the AIBC’s Broadly Experienced Applicant (BEA) Program.
In order to practice in B.C., an architect must either apply for and obtain a Certificate of Practice (licence), or must work for a person, partnership or firm that holds a current Certificate of Practice.
Please contact the Registration & Licensing department at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.