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 Invalid download ID. (PDF).
For further details, please refer to:
- Roadmap to Registration via IAP (PDF)
- The Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities’ Internship in Architecture Program Manual – Fourth Edition (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
Application Submission Deadlines
Complete and eligible applications will be submitted to the next AIBC Council meeting for review and approval. Applications which are missing components or require additional documentation to demonstrate eligibility may require additional time for review. Applications received after the deadline, or are delayed for other reasons, may be submitted to the subsequent meeting. Applicants will be notified of application approved approval within 24 hours of Council approval by email.
Note the below dates are guidelines only. During periods with high volumes of requests, the AIBC may not be able to process all applications within these timelines.
Application for Registration Submission Deadline Dates
*Earliest possible approval date. The actual approval date may differ.
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 email@example.com for more information.