Architectural firms practising architecture in British Columbia must register with the AIBC and obtain a Certificate of Practice. In order to apply for a Certificate of Practice, one must be an architect in good standing with the AIBC. An architect must not practise or offer to practise the profession of architecture in British Columbia unless the person is a principal, shareholder, or employee authorized to practise through an architectural firm holding a Certificate of Practice.
It is also important to note that all architectural firms, members and licensees holding a Certificate of Practice must also hold professional liability insurance (PLI), and comply with applicable AIBC Bylaws and Rules. For further information regarding PLI, including coverage amount requirements, review Council Rules 8: Terms and Conditions for Mandatory Professional Liability Insurance and the FAQ webpage.
Types of Firms
Partnerships of Corporations
Certificate of Joint Practice
Please contact the Registration & Licensing department at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.