Do I need to be employed to apply to the Internship in Architecture Program?
I do not know any architects to act as my mentor. What do I do?
How long does it take before I am accepted as an intern?
I am an intern architect in another province in Canada. How do I transfer to the AIBC?
I am an intern architect in the United States. How do I transfer to the AIBC?
I was previously an intern architect with AIBC. How do I reinstate my membership?
I am a registered architect in another country, should I apply to the Internship in Architecture
IAP Changes – Appendix B
Do the changes to the Internship in Architecture Program (IAP) apply to all Intern Architects AIBC?
How do I transition to the new fourth edition CERB?
Am I able to transfer some of my hours previously logged into the new categories (Envelope Detailing and Energy Literacy/Sustainability)?
I am about to complete the IAP. Do I need to log hours into the new categories (Envelope Detailing and Energy Literacy/Sustainability)?
I am a student enrolled in a CACB accredited program. How do I log pre-internship hours?
Do changes to the IAP affect RAIC students?
I have student hours gained prior to July 1, 2020. Can I submit those for recognition under the IAP?
Logging of Experience Hours
When can I start logging work experience?
Can I log experience hours prior to my internship acceptance?
I worked while attending university. Can I get any credit for these work experience hours?
Can an intern architect log backdated hours prior to enrolling in the IAP if they worked under the supervision of an architect and has a mentor?
How can I submit experience towards the IAP?
I have experience that I obtained while in the IAP but I have not yet logged and submitted it
for review. Can I still submit this experience?
I had hours logged while enrolled in the Architectural Experience Program or AXP; (previously called Intern Development Program or IDP, prior to 2016) in the U.S. Can any of my experience or examinations be submitted towards the Internship in Architecture Program?
I am an architect in another country. Can any of my experience be submitted towards the Internship
in Architecture Program?
I have already begun pursuing registration in another country (outside of Canada and the U.S.).
Can any of my experience be submitted towards the Internship in Architecture Program?
I am enrolled in the IAP and have been offered work overseas in an architectural firm. Will I be able
to log these experience hours with the AIBC?
Is there a time limit to when I need to finish the IAP?
If I voluntarily resign my internship and reinstate, will I need to start again when I return?
What is the difference between the NCARB ARE and the ExAC?
When can I register for either the NCARB ARE or ExAC?
When are the exams scheduled?
Once I pass all sections of the ExAC will they expire?
Will my ExAC results be accepted elsewhere if I move to another Canadian province?
*NEW: If I complete the ARE by January 31, 2024, but will not be able to complete other requirements, would my ARE results be accepted towards initial architect registration with the AIBC?
*NEW: What are the implications if I complete the ARE and all other requirements before January 31, 2024, but I do not apply to become registered as an architect until after January 31, 2024?
*NEW: I have successfully completed some of the sections of the AREs. Will the AIBC accept my ARE results if I have completed some sections but not all by January 1, 2024?
*NEW: Will there be a grace period for acceptance of ARE results?
Professional Development Courses
How do I register for courses?
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
Can I receive credit for an AIBC course from a course I previously completed elsewhere?
General Oral Review FAQs
Applying for Registration
How long does it take to process my application for registration?
How do I apply for a stamp/seal?
Following my registration in B.C., how do I get licensed as an architect in another Canadian province?
Following my registration in B.C., how do I get licensed as an architect in the United States or internationally?
Please contact the Registration & Licensing department at email@example.com for more information.