Eligibility

Only graduates of professional degrees in architecture, which may be a bachelor of architecture (BArch) or a master of architecture (MArch) degree,  are eligible to apply for CACB Certification.
The following degrees are the most common types of professional degrees eligible for academic certification:

The main types of professional degrees/grades  eligible for CACB certification are those consisting of:

  • a minimum of five years of post-secondary study culminating in a master of architecture degree, which follows a pre-professional bachelor’s degree, except in Quebec, where the minimum is four years of professional studies following two years of CEGEP;
  • a minimum of six years of post-secondary study culminating in a master of architecture degree, which follows a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and includes a minimum of three years of professional studies in architecture; or
  • a minimum of five years of post-secondary study culminating in a bachelor of architecture degree.

Certain variations from the types of degree listed above may be considered as long as candidates submit proof that their degree meets the requirement for licensure in the country where the degree was granted. Contact the Certification Coordinator at info@cacb.ca if you hold such degree.

Please make sure you are eligible to apply for certification. Otherwise, a 15% administrative fee will be deducted from your application fee before we return your file.