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?

Call for Position Papers for the 2014 CACB Conference: Educating Future Architects.
The Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) is planning a conference in September 2014 to review the holistic education of an architect. The theme of this conference, Educating Future Architects, will focus on the education of future practicing architects from a student beginning a pre-...
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CACB announces the 2013-2014 Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
Following its biannual Board meeting held on 22-23 November 2013, the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) is pleased to announce its 2013-2014 Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The CACB welcomed the new Directors: Janna Levitt OAA, MRAIC, Ted Maciurz...
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Conference on the future education, internship and the registration of architectural professionals.
The CACB is planning a conference in September 2014 to conduct a deep and a rigorous review on how architectural education is adapting and anticipating changes in the discipline and in the profession. To achieve this objective, the Board has appointed a
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