If you are an architect already registered in another jurisdiction outside British Columbia, you may be eligible to apply for registration with the AIBC under the terms of a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) (also known as reciprocity). The AIBC is committed to working with our counterparts in other jurisdictions to streamline cross-border registration and increase opportunities for architects.
The AIBC participates in a number of MRAs. These MRAs are formal agreements between architectural regulators in different jurisdictions to mutually recognize the architectural credentials and qualifications of their registrants, and to provide a path for them to obtain registration across participating jurisdictions.
This section provides information for architects registered outside of British Columbia who are looking to become registered with the AIBC. If you are an Architect AIBC and you are seeking registration/licensure in another jurisdiction, please see Professional Mobility.
Qualification requirements vary for each MRA; please review detailed information on how you may qualify for AIBC registration. If you are registered in a jurisdiction not covered by any of the MRAs described here, you may qualify for registration through Alternative Qualifications.
Registration with the AIBC under an MRA
If you are applying from another Canadian jurisdiction
If you are applying from the U.S. or Mexico
If you are an APEC registered architect from Australia or New Zealand
If you are applying from the European Union/member states
Fees Due upon Application by Way of MRA
(Jan 1-Mar 31)
(Apr 1-Jun 30)
(Jul 1-Sep 30)
(Oct 1-Dec 31)
|Annual Fee, Pro-Rated||$989.00||$741.75||$494.50||$247.25|
|Subtotal Annual Fees||$1,038.45||$778.84||$519.23||$259.61|
Fee ($339 + 5% GST)
For more information about 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
- Payment Remittance form (PDF) for application and annual fees. Only accepted as a hard copy.
Please contact the Registration & Licensing department at email@example.com for more information.