Welcome to the Canadian Architectural Certification Board.

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

The CACB is the sole organization recognized by the architectural profession in Canada to:

  • assess the educational qualifications of architecture graduates
  • accredit professional degree Programs in architecture offered by Canadian Universities
  • certify the professional qualifications of Broadly Experienced Foreign Architects

If you are a recent graduate from a university programme in Architecture, we welcome you and encourage you to browse our site, especially the Academic "Certification" webpage section.

If you are an experienced internationally trained architect seeking licensure/registration in Canada, we encourage you to browse the Broadly Experienced Foreign Architects (BEFA) webpage section to understand the BEFA Program and the process that must be followed in pursuing this option.

We also strongly recommend that you consult your local Ordre/Association website to find out what are the licensure and practice requirements. 

If you are considering a career in architecture, please visit our "Accreditation" webpage, to browse through the web sites of the Canadian accredited University Schools of Architecture.

You can also visit Architecture Canada (Royal Architectural Institute of Canada) website to find more information about  Architecture in Canada.

Thank you for visiting us.

What's New?

CACB announces the 2015-2016 Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
Following its biannual Board meeting held on 20-21 November 2015, the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 Board of Directors and Executive Committee.The CACB welcomed the new Directors: Terrance Galvin PhD, MRAIC, Rod Kirkwood NT...
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2014 CACB-CCCA Conference Report
Proceedings Report of the 2014 CACB-CCCA Conference on educating future architects is now available on our Website. Please, click above for more details....
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New Program for Foreign Experienced Architects!
2012-09-21 Effective September 21, 2012, the CACB administers on behalf of the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA) a new program for foreign-trained architects who wish to become certified for licensure/registration in Canada. You will find more details at this link: http://www.cacb-ccca.ca/befa
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