WELCOME TO THE CANADIAN ARCHITECTURAL
CERTIFICATION BOARD

 

Your link to becoming a licensed architect in Canada.

ACCREDITATION

If you are a student interested in the prestigious and creative career of Architecture, Canada offers accredited programs in Architecture across the country. Find out where you can study and learn about the process.

ACADEMIC CERTIFICATION

If you have or will soon graduate from your professional program and looking to be registered / licensed in Canada, you will need to start with getting the CACB Academic Certification before you move to Internship and Examination.

BEFA CERTIFICATION

If you are a broadly experienced foreign licensed architect looking to be registered / licensed in Canada, you might be eligible for the alternative pathway to licensure in Canada.

ECA FOR CANADIAN IMMIGRATION PROGRAMS

If you are a foreign licensed architect, or a graduate from a professional program in architecture applying for Immigration to Canada you will need to get your Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from the CACB ECA Program.

Since 1976, the CACB has been the first point of contact for graduates from professional programs in architecture in Canada and abroad, who plan to become licensed architects in Canada.

NEWS / NOTICES

BEFA Applicants: Updated Demonstration of Competency Templates

Effective January, 1, 2024, the BEFA on-line application system will use a new set of templates for the Demonstration of Competency application stage as a result of the updated Canadian Standard of Competency for Architects. Applicants who are currently in the Demonstration of Competency Stage are required to log into their accounts to download and use the new Demonstration of Competency Templates.

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Call for Research Partners

Building upon its recent research initiatives on trends in Canadian architectural education, the CACB is excited to release its first call for research proposals and partnerships to conduct research with interest in architectural accreditation and academic certification.

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CACB Formally Commits to Climate Action

The Board of Directors at the Canadian Architectural Certification (CACB) recently signed an Equitable Climate Action Commitment formalizing the organization’s responsibility to address climate change mitigation and adaptation through timely and ethical climate planning and action. This commitment sets a course for this organizational priority, with carbon neutrality and equity as the primary outcomes.

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CACB Research Initiatives

The CACB is pleased to publish the supplemental report of Phase 1 of its joint research with Mitacs, which analyzed Accreditation data from 2003 to 2019 to identify trends in Canadian architectural education. The report consists of a narrative analysis to accompany Comparative Data Graphs (2022) and CACB Research Report phase one, published in September 2021.

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CERTIFICATION BOARD

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