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.

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.

Moreover, we invite you to visit Architecture Canada (Royal Architectural Institute of Canada) website to better appreciate Architecture in Canada from both educational and practice perspective:

Thank you for visiting us.

What's New?

CACB announces the 2014-2015 Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
Following its biannual Board meeting held on 14-15 November 2014, the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The CACB welcomed the new Directors: Robert Levit adn Peter Sampson M...
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2014 CACB Conference on the future education, internship of architectural professionals.
The CACB is planning a conference on September 26-27, 2014 in Saint-Sauveur, Québec under the Theme: ''Educating Future Architects'' to conduct a deep and a rigorous review on how architectural education is adapting and anticipating changes in the discipline and in the profession...
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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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