AIBC - The Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Please contact the AIBC Registration Coordinator at email@example.com for information and application packages regarding:
完成候补资格项目，包括CACB BEFA 计划和AIBC’s Broadly Experienced Applicant (BEA)计划。想要了解更多信息，请通过registration@aibc.ca与注册和审批部门联系。
Architect (Architect AIBC)
Under the Architects Act and Bylaws, the words “member” and “architect” and the professional title “Architect AIBC” are reserved for architects: those applicants who meet the education, experience and examination requirements for engaging in the full range of activities defined as the practice of architecture in the province of British Columbia. There are several paths to registration as an Architect at the AIBC, as follows;
- Completion of the Internship in Architecture Program.
- Completion of Alternate Qualifications programs, including the CACB BEFA program and the AIBC’s Broadly Experienced Applicant Program (BEA). Please contact the Registration and Licensing department at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Application for current Canadian architects under the Canadian Reciprocity Agreement.
- Application for current US architects under the NCARB-CALA Mutual Recognition Agreement.
In order to practice in B.C., an architect must either apply for and obtain a Certificate of Practice (licence), or must work for a person, partnership or firm that holds a current Certificate of Practice.
想要了解更多关于申请和年费信息，请参考：Bulletin 01: Fees, Fines and Charges
想要了解IPA流程，请参考：Internship in Architecture Program website
Completion of IAP
Upon successful completion of national and provincial requirements, intern architects are eligible to apply for registration as an architect. The application package must include:
- Completed Application for Registration Form, including payment information for application and annual fees;
- Photo Identification Form (If photo on file is more than five years old); and
- Letters of reference from two architects. Note: references cannot be a relative of, or employed at the same office as, the intern architect.
For more information about the application and annual fees due upon application, please refer to:
For details about the IAP process, please visit the Internship in Architecture Program website.
About the IAP
The Internship in Architecture Program is the domestic stream to registration as an Architect in Canada, as established by the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA). Its objectives include:
- To define and document areas of architectural practice in which professional knowledge and skills must be gained in a structured, supervised and mentored environment;
- To provide a uniform system for documentation and periodic assessment of internship activities;
- To provide feedback and guidance to the Intern architect; and
- To involve the members of the profession in the development and training of future members.
An Intern Architect, once accepted into the IAP, works towards completing the post-graduate requirements (continuing education, experience and examinations) in order to become registered as an Architect in British Columbia.
- 完成 [建筑注册国家委员会的建筑师注册考试 (NCARB ARE)]的所有七部分(http://www.ncarb.org/)
- 完成 [加拿大建筑师考试 (ExAC)](http://www.exac.ca)的所有四部分
In British Columbia, an intern architect must complete the following components of the IAP in order to be eligible for registration:
Currently, the AIBC accepts two examination methods to fulfill the examination requirement of the IAP. Intern Architects can choose between:
- Completion of all seven divisions of the [National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s Architect Registration Examinations (NCARB ARE)](http://www.ncarb.org/)
- Completion of all four sections of the [Examination for Architects in Canada (ExAC)](http://www.exac.ca)
- Mandatory Professional Development Courses
During the course of their internship, intern architects in B.C. are required to take a minimum of six one-day professional development seminars on a variety of topics pertaining to architectural practice in British Columbia. This includes four mandatory courses and a minimum of two courses from four electives. Each professional development course is offered two to four times per year at the AIBC offices.
- Oral Review
Successful completion of an oral review is required of every intern architect prior to registration.
More information on program guidelines and restrictions is available in both the AIBC’s Internship in Architecture Program Manual and Appendix B: Specific Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA) Requirements.
在建筑公司工作不是注册加入该项目的必须要求，然而，要满足IAP工作经验要求，就必须有这方面的工作经验。更多关于就业要求，请参考Intern Architect Program Manual。
潜在雇主寻求IAP参与潜力的额外信息，可参考AIBS的Employer and Mentor Guidelines
Employment in an architectural firm is not mandatory to enroll in the program. However, such employment will be required to progress through the work experience requirements of the IAP. More information about suitable employment scenarios can be found in the Intern Architect Program Manual.
Prior to accepting employment, it is the intern architect’s responsibility to ascertain that the employment will provide the required scope of experience, and that the experience situation will meet the approval of the AIBC. Intern architects seeking employment are encouraged to monitor the Job Opportunities listing on the AIBC web site. You can also research architectural firms by viewing member firm profiles and web sites available through the AIBC’s searchable online directory.
If during the course of the IAP you need to change your employer, please notify the AIBC and submit a new letter of confirmation.
Prospective employers seeking additional information regarding their potential participation in the IAP can review the AIBC’s Employer and Mentor Guidelines
A mentor must be selected and confirmed as a part of the application process. A mentor is an architect or a retired architect registered in British Columbia who is NOT employed at the intern architect’s place of employment and who acts as an independent guide/advocate for the intern architect. The intern architect meets the mentor for regular reviews of experience progress, discussion of career objectives and broader issues related to the profession. This mentoring relationship should be maintained through the program.
If during the course of the IAP you need to change your mentor, please notify the AIBC and submit a new letter of confirmation.
所有的工作经验必须提交在 Canadian Experience Record Book (CERB).完成申请和递交之前，请认真阅读CERB说明。
注：工程师法(Architects Act) 规定在申请成为工程师之前，申请人必须有三年工作经验。然而，大多数情况下，每个所需的范畴中，通常需要花费至少三年时间获得必需的工作经验。合法条件下，如果实习建筑师在不到三年的时间里完成了所有注册要求，则必须保持注册身份，同时满足有三年建筑工作经验，才能有资格申请成为建筑师。
3. Work Experience
The AIBC requires a minimum 3720 hours of recorded architectural experience which must be gained in specified areas of architectural practice while under the personal supervision and direction of an architect registered in B.C. or a reciprocal jurisdiction. At least 940 hours (six months) of the work experience hours must be gained while an intern in British Columbia, working on British Columbia projects.
All experience must be submitted on the Canadian Experience Record Book (CERB). Please read carefully the CERB instructions prior to completion and submission.
Also, please ensure you, the intern architect, have signed the intern declaration and that your employer and mentor have both completed and signed their comment and declaration forms. Your employer must also sign each page of the submission.
All CERB forms are accepted in hard copy, by fax or via e-mail. CERB submissions take between two and four months to process. Upon approval of the submitted CERB, a Periodic Assessment form showing the logged hours and any completed courses and/or exams will be returned to you via mail. If there are late fees due as a result of a late CERB submission, an invoice and letter explaining the fees will be included along with the Periodic Assessment form.
Work experience should be submitted regularly. As of January 1, 2013, all experience submitted must be gained while a registered Intern Architect. While employed full time, work experience must be reported no later than eight months from the date of the first (i.e. oldest) hours being claimed (see graph).
If you are working part-time, the deadline is extended such that work experience must be reported no later than 12 months from the date of the first (i.e. oldest) hours being claimed.
If you fail to report your work experience within the deadline, a late fee will be applied and you will be required to supply additional evidence to support your claim. You may still report, with restrictions, until:
- Twelve months from the date of the first (i.e. oldest) full-time hours; or
- Eighteen months from the date of the first (i.e. oldest) part-time hours.
Note: The Architect’s Act requires that a person must obtain three years of work experience before being eligible for registration as an architect. However, in most cases this is not an issue as it often takes at least three years to gain and log the work experience necessary in each of the required Canadian Experience Record Book (CERB) categories. If an intern architect completes all of the requirements for registration in less than the three years required under the act, she or he must remain registered as an intern architect and would be eligible to apply for registration as an architect after being an intern architect for three calendar years.
本文介绍了ExAC和NCARB之间的区别:ExAC vs NCARB ARE
4. Examinations: Processes & Procedures
The AIBC requires the completion of either all four divisions of the Examination for Architects in Canada (ExAC) or all seven divisions of the National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s Architect Registration Examinations (NCARB ARE) to fulfill the examination requirements of the Internship in Architecture Program (IAP).
IAs are eligible for the ExAC if they are “in good standing” and have submitted a minimum 2800 hours of approved experience. Registration is available from the beginning of June to mid-July. The exam is written once per year over a two-day period in early November. The ExAC has no graphic or computer based exam content. For a full exam orientation, IAs should familiarize themselves with the ExAC Preparation Guide. For more information on all aspects of the ExAC, please refer to the ExAC web site.
ExAC vs. NCARB ARE
This document highlights and compares the differences between the ExAC and NCARB ARE: ExAC vs NCARB ARE
For more information on all aspects of the NCARB ARE, please refer to the ARE Guidelines. Upon registration as an Intern Architect, the AIBC will automatically register you as eligible to write the NCARB ARE exams. An authorization number will be generated and provided to you in an Authorization to Test letter (ATT). Note: this authorization number is required to schedule all NCARB ARE examinations. The ATT will also include details on scheduling and other vital information. Retain your ATT for the entire duration of your examination period. If you misplace your ATT or have questions about your authorization number, contact Prometric or the AIBC.
Six of the seven exams have a multiple choice section. All have a graphic vignette component. The seven exams are as follows (click on the exam title to access additional information on the corresponding NCARB webpage):
- BC 建筑规范 1
- 法律 & 建筑师
- 伦理、法律 & 章程
AIBC 选修专业发展课程 (至少两门)
- BC 建筑规范 2
5. Mandatory Professional Development
Intern architects are required to take a series of professional development courses, some prescribed and some elective:
AIBC Professional Development Courses:
- BC Building Code 1
- Building Envelope Principles
- Law & The Architect
- Ethics, Act & Bylaws
Elective AIBC Professional Development Courses (minimum of two required)
- Construction Administration
- BC Building Code 2
- Management of the Project
- Blueprint For Business
Click here for additional information on required AIBC Professional Development courses.
The AIBC web site includes an online events calendar that allows Intern architects to view upcoming course dates and register online. The full schedule of AIBC professional development courses can be found online.
6. Oral Reviews
Successful completion of an oral review is required of every intern architect prior to registration. Intern architects who have completed and submitted at least 2800 hours of the work experience requirements along with all six of the required professional development courses are eligible for the oral review.
The oral review is an interview with a panel of three registered architects who assess the intern architect’s overall understanding of the profession and her/his responsibilities and obligations as a professional. The interview panel will pose questions to determine the currency of the intern architect’s experience and knowledge as well as competence to practice in British Columbia.
Oral reviews are held three times per year, in February, June and October. Prior to each round of oral reviews, a workshop is held at the AIBC offices. The dates and times of the Oral Review Workshops are available on the Oral Review Application Form.
完成[注册申请表] (Internship in Architecture Program)，包含申请费及年费；
[照片识别表] (Internship in Architecture Program)，（适用于照片超过五年的）；
更多申请及年费信息，请参考AIBC Bulletin 01: Fees, Fines and Charges
Apply for Registration as an Architect in British Columbia
Upon successful completion of national and provincial requirements, intern architects are eligible to apply for registration as an architect. The application package must include:
Completed Application for Registration Form, including payment information for application and annual fees; and
Photo Identification form (If photo on file is more than five years old);
For more information about the application and annual fees due upon application, please refer to AIBC Bulletin 01: Fees, Fines and Charges
Reciprocal Licensing within Canada
Applicants currently registered in good standing with another architectural regulator in Canada may seek registration via application for Canadian Reciprocity.
Confirmation of Registration: For those seeking reciprocal registration from any Canadian jurisdiction, a Confirmation of Registration is required. Upon request, a confirmation is prepared by the provincial regulator of primary registration. A nominal fee may apply. Please contact your provincial body to have it forward your confirmation directly to the AIBC.
如果你符合条件并想要申请，请完成 申请表 确保你按照指示并 递交任何必要的补充文件。如果你有任何疑问，请发电子邮件到registration@aibc.ca
US Reciprocal Registration
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA) have signed a new Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) for reciprocal registration of architects between the USA and Canada, effective January 1st, 2014.
Click here to review a copy of the new MRA.
The new MRA is based on licence/registration in ‘good standing’ in an individual’s home jurisdiction and one year post-registration experience. In addition, the licensed individuals principle place of practice must be in a jurisdiction that has signed on to the MRA. As of August 22, 2014 the following US states have signed onto the Agreement, plus all 11 Canadian jurisdictions;
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- US Virgin Islands
- West Virginia
The remaining US jurisdictions are continuing to consider implementation and the list of signatories will be updated accordingly.
If you are eligible and would like to apply, please complete the application form ensuring you follow the instructions and request any additional documents necessary. If you have any questions, please e-mail email@example.com
Broadly Experienced Foreign Architects (BEFA) Program
On September 21, 2012, Canada’s federal government officially launched the Broadly Experienced Foreign Architects (BEFA) Program as a national initiative to facilitate the process for internationally-trained architects seeking to work in Canada. The BEFA Program streamlines the licensing of internationally-trained architects through a standardized three-step process that includes a review of eligibility, an on-line assessment, and an interview with registered architects. BEFA was developed and piloted in British Columbia through the AIBC. It is now in place for all 11 provincial and territorial architectural licensing authorities in Canada, and will be administered by the Canadian Architecture Certification Board (CACB). Click Here for further information.
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Architect Project is an initiative of the APEC Human Resources Development Working Group (HRDWG) and is intended, in the public interest, to facilitate the provision of architectural services by reducing the current barriers to the export of professional services among the fourteen participating economies of the Pacific Rim.
The economies participating in the project are Australia, Canada, the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Republic of Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand and the United States of America.
The project provides a framework within which the participating economies can negotiate fast-tracking procedures for the registration of senior architects thereby entitling them to practise in other participating economies. Please be aware that APEC Architect designation applies only to individually registered architects, not to architectural practices or firms.
While the project and its benefits are not well known yet in Canada, in a number of participating economies being an APEC Architect carries significant prestige. Registered Canadian architects who are principals of architectural practices that do business in the Pacific Rim, or who wish to relocate to a participating economy, should seriously consider becoming an APEC Architect.
Canada’s role in the project
Canada has been a participating economy since the project’s inception by the Human Resources Development Working Group in Brunei in 2000 and its first meeting in Brisbane, Australia in 2001. Since January 2012, Canada has been providing secretariat services to the project and this will culminate in the Sixth Central Council meeting to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia in October 2014. The project’s previous secretariat was provided by the New Zealand Registered Architects Board in 2011 and 2012.
Who is an APEC Architect?
An APEC Architect is a person who is registered or licensed as an architect in a participating economy, and whose name is enrolled on a section of the APEC Architect Register maintained by that economy. The criteria adopted by the Central Council for admission to the APEC Architect Register, and use of the description ”APEC Architect”, are based on identification of a common sequence and elements in the education, training and assessment of architects as qualified to provide professional architectural services in the home economy.
Applicants to become Canadian APEC Architects are required to;
- Be registered in at least one Canadian province or territory;
- Have completed a minimum period of professional practice of seven years after initial registration in any Canadian jurisdiction;
- Have gained experience in all categories of architectural practice; and
- Have undertaken at least three years of the seven-year period as an architect:
- With sole professional responsibility for the design, documentation and contract administration of buildings of moderate complexity; or
- In collaboration with other architects, as an architect in charge of and professionally responsible for a significant aspect of the design, documentation and/or contract administration of complex buildings.
Architects deemed by the Canadian Monitoring Committee to have fulfilled these requirements are eligible for enrollment as a Canadian APEC Architect. To retain their APEC designation, Canadian APEC Architects must comply with obligations imposed by their home jurisdiction for maintaining professional competence and observing codes of professional conduct. The name of each APEC Architect is added to the APEC Architect Register and made publicly available.
Canada’s Monitoring Committee
While overall responsibility for the operation of the APEC Architect Register rests with a central council comprised of nominees of independent monitoring committees established in each participating economy, the duties of the Canadian Monitoring Committee includes the following:
- Manage and make determinations on applications from architects within Canada to become APEC Architects,
- Operate the APEC Architect Register within Canada,
- Provide representatives to the Central Council, and
- Make public information about the APEC Architect Project.
The International Relations Committee (IRC) of the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities, representing all eleven Canadian regulatory jurisdictions, has taken on the responsibilities of the Canadian Monitoring Committee. In that capacity, the IRC will act to oversee the processing and adjudication necessary for the holding and keeping of the Canadian portion of the APEC Architect Register.
For an architect to be admitted to the Canadian APEC Architect Register, the Canadian monitoring committee must:
- Evaluate the seven-year period of professional experience as a registered / licensed practitioner required in order to be an APEC Architect; and
- Certify that applicant has satisfied the APEC Architect criteria.
Applying to become a Canadian APEC Architect
New applications from eligible registered architects for the APEC Architect Project are currently being accepted. If you are a registered architect and your home jurisdiction is a Canadian province or territory, and you are interested in applying to become a Canadian APEC Architect, please complete the application form and submit it to the Canadian Monitoring Committee as per the instructions on the form.
If you have any questions, please contact: