The Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) was established in 1976 by agreement of the Registration Authorities and Councils of nine provincial institutes/associations to assess and certify the academic qualifications of individuals holding a professional degree/diploma in architecture who intended to apply for registration. The Order of Architects of Quebec joined the CACB in 1991. CACB’s mandate was revised in 1991 to include the responsibility for accrediting professional degree programs in Canadian university schools of architecture.

Founding Members

The founding members of the Canadian Architectural Certification Board are:


The CACB-CCCA seeks to broaden and strengthen its role as the primary organization for architectural certification and accreditation in Canada.


The CACB-CCCA develops, implements and maintains programs and standards for certification required for the practice of architecture in Canada.


The CACB receives its mandate from the CALA and the CCUSA to:

  1. Certify educational qualifications of individual architectural graduates;
  2. Accredit professional architecture programs at Canadian universities;
  3. Certify professional qualifications of broadly experienced foreign architects; and
  4. Collaborate and conduct research, nationally and internationally, as it relates to architectural accreditation and academic certification.