Individuals applying for registration with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) need to complete various forms.The Internship in Architecture Program (AIP) is the domestic stream to registration as an Architect in Canada, as established by the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA). 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. This article explains the process. Brosgall Legal | Notary Services would be pleased to assist you with these forms. If you have any questions, or want to book an appointment, please send us an email or call us at 604-685-ADAM . You may also visit our VancouverNotary.biz home page for further information.
IAP Requirements Overview
In British Columbia, intern architects must complete the following components of the IAP in order to be eligible for registration:
Experience: Intern architects are required to obtain a minimum of 3720 hours of work experience, documented on the Canadian Experience Record Book (CERB) form in accordance with the IAP Manual and Appendix B.
Examinations: Currently, the AIBC accepts two examination methods to fulfill the examination requirement of the IAP. Intern Architects can choose between one of the following options:
- Completion of all sections of the Examination for Architects in Canada (ExAC)
- Completion of all divisions of the National Council of Architectural Registration Board's Architect Registration Examinations (NCARB ARE)
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 in BC.
AIBC Professional Registration and Application
Once you have completed your national and provincial requirements, intern architects are eligible to apply for registration as an architect with AIBC. The application package includes the Application for Registration and a Photograph Identification Forms. Brosgall Legal regularly helps people applying to be architects or associates with AIBC. We make sure that your documentation is completed correctly. Failing to do so can result in delays, rejections and returned applications. We'll review all your paperwork in our office to ensure everything is in order (at no additional charge), and then finish the notarization procedure.
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