Architects

Eligible architects may apply via one of the following modes:

  • First-Time Applicant - A person who has successfully completed a Canadian internship program (or similar qualifier) and who has not yet attained a practicing licence in any Canadian jurisdiction.
  • Reciprocal Applicant - An architect who is currently licensed, in good standing, in at least one Canadian jurisdiction.
  • Internationally Recognized Applicant - An architect from a country/jurisdiction into which a mutual recognition agreement has been entered with Canada.  This includes Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and select jurisdictions/states within the US.
  • Foreign-Trained Applicant - An architect who has been trained and has been practicing architecture outside of Canada, and has been certified through the Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA) program.

Application

All Architect applicants must submit the following:

  1. Application for Registration as an Architect
  2. Complaint Declaration
  3. Payment of Application & Registration Fees

First-time Architect applicants must also submit the following:

  1. Copy of CACB Certificate / BEFA certification
  2. Copies of all degrees & equivalent certificates noted in teh application
  3. Copy of current resume/curriculum vitae

Canadian Architect applicants (via CALA reciprocity) and
American Architect applicants (via CALA/NCARB reciprocity) must also submit the following:

  1. Confirmation of Licence/Registration from your home jurisdiction
    - the applicant must request this from their home jurisdiction, who then sends it directly to NWTAA

International Architect applications (via BEFA program) must also submit the following:

  1. Copy of CACB Certificate (BEFA certification)
  2. Copies of all degrees & equivalent certificates noted in teh application
  3. Copy of current resume/curriculum vitae
  4. Proof of Canadian citizenship, permanent residency, or valid work visa

Post-Application

All registered Architects have one (1) year from their date of registration to complete a reading requirement and submit a declaration to that effect:

All registered Architects must also fulfill Mandatory Continuing Education requirements, but CALA-applicants may continue to report to their home jurisdiction by completing a ConEd reporting declaration:

Intern Architects

The Internship in Architecture Program (IAP) has been developed by CALA to facilitate the transition from graduate students of architecture to fully-licenced practicing architects. For more information, and to register as an Intern Architect, see Internship in Architecture Program.

Associate Members

An individual may apply as an Associate Member if they hold a degree in architecture or interior design or its equivalent from a recognized post-secondary school.

Students

An individual may apply as a Student Associate Member if they are engaged in a course of study in the practice of architecture at a recorgnized post-secondary school, or have successfully completed all courses in Program Part 1 (Level 5) of the RAIC Syllabus Program or equivalent, and is about to commence or has commenced the practical training referred to in the Education and Training Regulation.  For more information on student memberships, contact the NWTAA office.