Canadian Experience Record Book

The purpose of the Canadian Experience Record Book (CERB) is to provide the Intern with a tool to record the architectural experience, and to enable the CALA jurisdiction to verify and to assess the nature and breadth of this experience. The Intern is responsible for maintaining a record of architectural experience in the CERB. This record has several functions. For the Intern, it identifies areas where architectural experience is being gained and areas where deficiencies exist. The Intern can also use the CERB as a tool in discussions with the employer to ensure he/she is getting suitable work experience in each of the required categories. For the Supervising Architect, it is an assessment and personnel management tool. The emphasis in the IAP is to promote Intern/Supervising Architect/Mentor dialogue.

Note: Credit will be granted only for experience gained while enrolled as an Intern in the IAP or with a reciprocal jurisdiction.


3.1 Submission for Review
All architectural experience must be recorded in the CERB and signed by the Supervising Architect and Mentor. Interns are required to submit the CERB to the CALA jurisdiction for review upon completion of 900 - 1000 hours of architectural experience and/or at change of employment. Late submission will be considered as described in Section 3.2.


3.2 Late Submission of Architectural Experience
All architectural experience submitted for late submission review and assessment must be recorded in the CERB and signed by the Supervising Architect and Mentor. Architectural experience gained as an Intern in the IAP and submitted in excess of 12 months from the date of the last entry will be subject to special review and assessment by the CALA jurisdiction and the Intern may be subject to additional fees and an interview. Late submission of architectural experience may not be accepted by some CALA jurisdictions. (Refer to Appendix B)


3.3 Instructions for Completion of the CERB
(Refer to Appendix C for specific instructions.)
When 900—1000 hours of architectural experience have been completed or at each change of employment, you must submit your signed dated and certified CERB.

Have the Supervising Architect:
 Complete the Comments and Declaration portion
 Sign and date the CERB
 Ensure that all pages of the form are initialed by your Employer (i.e. Supervisor)

Have the Mentor:
 Complete the Mentor Declaration portion
 Sign and date it

In summary, the Intern should do the following:
 Submit the CERB section to the CALA jurisdiction within 8 weeks of the date of the last entry
 Interns must retain copies of their submission

The CALA jurisdiction will provide a summary or approve a summary of the total hours approved to date on a Periodic Assessment Form and may make comments or suggestions it believes will benefit the Intern. These comments should serve to reinforce the advice already given to the Intern by the Supervising Architect and Mentor. (Refer to Appendix B).