Every year, all architectural firms registered with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (including Inactive Firms) are required to submit an annual firm update. The firm update serves as a formal confirmation to ensure the firm’s information is current, which helps maintain the integrity of the AIBC Register. This information is also used to issue accurate annual fee invoices.
Completing the annual update by the deadline is mandatory for all architectural firms under AIBC Bylaw 15.3 (PDF). It is your firm’s professional responsibility to comply with this bylaw, if only to confirm that the information on record is correct. Failure to complete the annual firm update by the deadline will incur a fine of $100 and may result in the matter being referred to the AIBC’s professional conduct department.
Firm Information Update Deadline – September 30, 2021
The deadline for completing and submitting your firm’s annual update is September 30, 2021. Please login to your firm’s online profile and follow the instructions to complete the annual firm information update.
Changes to Firm Size
Any changes in firm size provided will be used to issue annual fee invoices. Annual renewal invoices will be emailed in November 2021.
Professional Liability Insurance
Every firm that holds a Certificate of Practice is required to have Professional Liability Insurance (PLI). The annual firm update includes PLI-related questions in order to confirm required coverage. If your previously submitted PLI certificate has expired, you will need to upload an updated certificate of insurance.