As part of the registration process, Intern Architects AIBC and Broadly Experienced Applicant (BEA) candidates are required to attend, in full, a minimum number of professional development courses to ensure competency.
Up until 2018, the minimum requirement was four (4) mandatory courses and two (2) elective courses, for a total of six (6) courses.
After an extensive review, redesigned courses were introduced, and a transitional plan instituted for those who were mid-stream in their course obligations. By 2020, the minimum number of required courses will be four (4), with all redesigned courses deemed mandatory.
Architect & the Law I
BC Building Code
Ethics, Act & Bylaws
BC Building Code II
Blueprint for Business
Management of the Project
2019 Schedule & Registration
Course registration opens the week of December 3, 2018 and is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Unless noted, all AIBC courses are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are held at the Institute, 100 – 440 Cambie St., Vancouver, British Columbia.
2018–2020 Transition Information
|Course Offerings <2018||Transitional Offerings 2019||Redesigned Courses 2020|
|Law & the Architect||Architect & the Law I||Architect & the Law I|
|BC Building Code I||BC Building Code||BC Building Code|
|-||Construction Administration||Construction Administration|
|Building Envelope Principles||-||-|
|Ethics, Act and Bylaws ||Ethics, Act and Bylaws||Ethics, Act and Bylaws
|BC Building Code II||BC Building Code II||-|
|Blueprint for Business||Blueprint for Business||-|
|Management of the Project||Management of the Project||-|
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question about AIBC Courses or the redesign transition, please review our AIBC Courses FAQ webpage. You will find answers to questions such as:
- I have already completed some of the courses which are now “redesigned” – what are my options?
- What is the difference between the current and new course track?
- I have completed all of the mandatory courses under the current course offerings, do I need to re-take any courses?
No refunds will be issued for a withdrawal within 30 days of the course date. If a request is received to withdraw from a course more than 30 days before the course date, refunds will be subject to a $60 administration fee plus applicable taxes. Transferring between courses is not permitted. Full refunds (i.e., not subject to an administrative fee) will only be given in case of emergencies, at the AIBC’s entire discretion.
Note: The AIBC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses.
Course Attendance Policy
Participants are expected to attend the entire course day. Late arrivals or early departures will be marked as incomplete and may be required to make up the full course at the participant’s expense, at the discretion of the AIBC’s Manager of Professional Services.
For more information about AIBC Courses please email firstname.lastname@example.org.