Since the announcement about COVID-19, The Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) has adopted a series of measures and actions to maintain its operations and to ensure its staff, volunteers, and partners’ safety.
Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, staff members are working from home with a limited individual presence in office. The length of this measure will be aligned with Public Health recommendations.
Board and Committees
- Face-to-face spring Board meeting scheduled in Whitehorse, YT, on June 12-13, 2020, has been replaced by a distance meeting on June 12, 2020.
- Until further notice, all CACB Committee meetings, including Academic Certification Assessment Committee, are held by distance.
After careful consideration of the evolving COVID-19 situation, and to ensure the safety of all participants, the Board has decided to postpone to the fall 2021 the planned Conference in October 2020, in Halifax, NS. The new dates will be communicated soon.
The Maintenance Accreditation Visit scheduled on March 21-25, 2020, to Université de Montréal’s Master of Architecture (M. Arch) Program has been postponed to 2021.
Program’s Accreditation Term has been extended to June 30, 2021.
Reporting deadlines are kept as scheduled:
- April 30, 2020 for Focused Evaluation Report;
- June 30, 2020 for Annual Reports;
- September 15, 2020 for Architecture Program Reports
Academic Certification Program
Applications for Academic certification (hard copy and online) are still accepted and received. Assessment Process has been adapted to the COVID-19 outbreak and kept running. Delays are expected in the assessment timelines but we are working hard and doing our best to reduce any impact on applicants.
BEFA (Broadly Experienced Foreign Architects) Program
Same as Academic Certification Program, applications for BEFA certification are still accepted and received. Assessment Process is still running as usual and according to the established timelines
By precaution, Spring Interview sessions, scheduled for May 9, 2020, in Toronto, ON, and on May 23, 2020, in Vancouver, BC, have been postponed. New dates will be released when regular operations are safe to resume.
Thank you for your understanding and patience,
Mourad Mohand-Said B.Arch, M.Sc.A, Hon.MRAIC