Once students have successfully completed their professional degree in architecture, they begin their internship. The Internship in Architecture Program (IAP) is a national program that provides a pathway for intern architects to become registered as Architects AIBC.
The IAP process involves mentorship, work experience, professional development and oral reviews. Intern architects are recognized and registered by the AIBC as associates and permitted to exclusively use the designation of “Intern Architect AIBC”.
In British Columbia, there are several specific provincial requirements. Please see Appendix B: Specific Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA) Requirements (PDF).
For further details, please refer to:
- Roadmap to Registration via IAP (PDF)
- The Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities’ Internship in Architecture Program (IAP) Manual (PDF)
- Appendix B: Specific Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA) Requirements (PDF)
Follow these steps to apply to the Internship in Architecture Program:
Obtain your CACB academic certification
Find a mentor
Prepare your application package
Submit your completed application package
Fees Due upon Application to the IAP
When submitting an application you must pay an application fee plus the prorated annual fee, which is dependent on the date your application is submitted. Use the following table to determine your fees:
(Jan 1-Mar 31)
(Apr 1-Jun 30)
(Jul 1-Sep 30)
(Oct 1-Dec 31)
|Annual Fee, Pro-Rated||$241.00||$180.75||$120.50||$60.25|
|Subtotal Annual Fees||$253.05||$189.79||$126.53||$63.26|
|Non-Refundable Application |
Fee ($59 + 5% GST)
For more information about application and annual fees due upon application to the AIBC, please refer to:
- Bulletin 1: Fees, Fines and Charges
- Bulletin 1 Appendix A: Application and Prorated Annual Fees for Registration as an Architect or Associate
Completion of IAP
Upon successful completion of national and provincial requirements, intern architects are eligible to apply for registration as an architect. See Apply for Registration as an Architect AIBC.
For detailed information about IAP components and requirements, see Intern Architects.
Please contact the Registration & Licensing department at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.