Internship in Architecture Program (IAP)
The Internship in Architecture Program (IAP) is a comprehensive program administered by the AAA and intended to instill the integrity, judgement, and skills necessary for a successful career as a Registered Architect (RA).
To Become an Intern Architect (IA), an individual must:
- Have a masters degree in architecture or equivalent
- Have received certification of their academic qualifications from the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB)
- Submit a completed Intern Architect Application
The AAA in conjunction with all other provincial regulators, launched the fourth edition of the IAP program manual. This updated manual included changes to the Appendix A Categories in the Canadian Experience Record Book (CERB)
and the minimum hours required. Only the fourth edition logbooks
will be accepted by the AAA after June 20, 2022.
This national document outlines and explains the standards of the IAP. A PDF version of the manual is also available in French
Provincial-specific requirements to the IAP are found in Appendix B
of the IAP Manual. These requirements include program specifics such as timelines for the recording and submission of logbooks, and currency of knowledge.
To successfully complete the IAP, Interns must achieve:
- 3,720 hours (minimum two calendar years*) of approved work experience logged under the direct supervision of their supervisor (employer) and mentor**,
- The successful completion of the ExAC or NCARB examination,
- A successful interview with the AAA Registration Committee, and
- Successful completion of the Architects Act course as part of licensure requirements.