The Education component most commonly involves the completion of a professional degree in architecture program at schools accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) or by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) in the USA.

Individuals who are unable to attend university full time can complete the education requirement through the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Syllabus Program. The RAIC Syllabus Program is a self-paced professional diploma program of academic studies, design studios, and practical experience.

Candidates who hold a non-accredited degree (by completing their education elsewhere or at a Canadian university prior to accreditation of the degree program) must submit their academic qualifications to the CACB for a detailed evaluation to determine whether the requirements of the Canadian Education Standard have been satisfied.

Candidates who were registered or licensed by a provincial association of architects prior to July 1, 1976 (or by the OAQ prior to 1992) or who have certification by the UCC in Alberta, are eligible under a grandfathering clause.

More information:

Accredited Architecture Programs in Canada

Accredited Architecture Programs in the USA