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
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?
Professional Development Courses
How do I register for courses?
If the course I want to register in is full can I be wait-listed?
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?
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 IAP@aibc.ca for more information.