Architectural Institute of British Columbia


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Contact Information

Phone: 604-683-8588
Fax: 604-683-8568

Web: Home Name search
Email: registration@aibc.ca

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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British Columbia Architect Registration

Agency:Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
NCARB Certificate:Not required
Completion of CE/PDH:Not required
Fact Checked:3/3/21
Interview:Not required
NAAB-accredited degree:Not required
NCARB IDP:Not required
Additional Experience:Not required
State-specific exam:Not required

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Registration

Agency Fee:

$359.10 application fee + $1,048.95 annual fee

Fact Checked:3/3/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$1,048.95

Due:

Annually by February 1.

Fact Checked:3/3/21

British Columbia Architectural Corporation Certificate of Practice

Agency:Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporation
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Ownership Requirements:
  • A clear majority of each class of the voting shares of the corporation must be legally and beneficially owned by Architects AIBC.
  • The majority of directors (over 50%) must be Architects AIBC.
  • The CEO must be an Architect AIBC.
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:3/3/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Application to Register a New Architectural Corporation

Agency Fee:

$226.80 registration fee + annual registration fee (see section 3.4 of bulletin 1 for more information)

Fact Checked:3/3/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fees are calculated based on the number of staff employed by the firm. See section 3.4 of bulletin 1 for more information.

Due:

Annually by February 1.

Fact Checked:3/3/21

Supplemental Reporting
Firm Update

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Notes:

At the beginning of September, a ‘firm update’ is sent to firms via an email to the firm administrator on file. This annual update is a regulatory requirement, established in bylaws, for all architectural firms. The data gathered in the firm update populates the annual fee invoices, with accurate information leading to a streamlined annual renewal cycle. Failure to complete the annual firm update by its deadline of September 30 may constitute a disciplinary violation.

Fact Checked:3/3/21

British Columbia Architectural Sole Proprietorship or Partnership Certificate of Practice

Agency:Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Eligible Entity Types:
  • Partnerships
  • Sole Proprietorships
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:3/3/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Application to Register a New Sole Proprietorship or Partnership

Agency Fee:

$161.70 application fee + annual registration fee (see section 3.4 of bulletin 1 for more information)

Fact Checked:3/3/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fees are calculated based on the number of staff employed by the firm. See section 3.4 of bulletin 1 for more information.

Due:

Annually by February 1.

Fact Checked:3/3/21

Supplemental Reporting
Firm Update

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Notes:

At the beginning of September, a ‘firm update’ is sent to firms via an email to the firm administrator on file. This annual update is a regulatory requirement, established in bylaws, for all architectural firms. The data gathered in the firm update populates the annual fee invoices, with accurate information leading to a streamlined annual renewal cycle. Failure to complete the annual firm update by its deadline of September 30 may constitute a disciplinary violation.

Fact Checked:3/3/21

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