Internship in Architecture Program

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Internship in Architecture Program

The Internship in Architecture Program (IAP) has been established by the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA) to continue to maintain a program of architectural registration / licensing in Canada that is both meaningful and effective. The IAP is also intended as a catalyst for improving the profession, by increasing effective communication between Architects and prospective members of the profession. To become registered / licensed in Canada, a person must demonstrate competency and qualification to provide architectural services to the public.

The objectives of the IAP are:

1. To define and document areas of architectural practice in which professional knowledge and skills must be gained in a structured, supervised and mentored environment;

2. To provide a uniform system for documentation and periodic assessment of internship activities;

3. To provide feedback and guidance to the Intern;

4. To involve the members of the profession in the development and training of future members.


Who is eligible to join the IAP

In order to join the IAP an individual must become certified by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB). For detailed information on who is eligible for certification by the CACB please refer to the CACB website ( )

 IAP Requirements

The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects currently requires interns to complete two components in order to become eligible for registration:

· Experience:

Interns are required to obtain a minimum of 3720 hours of work experience to be recorded in the Canadian Experience Record Book (CERB) in accordance with the IAP manual.

· Examinations:

The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects currently requires the completion of one of the two nationally recognized Architectural registration exams. Interns can complete either the National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s Architect Registration Examination (NCARB ARE) or the Examination or Architects in Canada / Examen des architects du Canada

For further information regarding the IAP program please contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects or review the information available from the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada at


Internship in Architecture Program Manual in English


Full Internship in Architecture Program Manual

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APPENDIX A – Architectural Experience Area Description and Required Activities

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APPENDIX B – Specific CALA Jurisdiction Requirements

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APPENDIX C – Instructions for Completion of the CERB

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APPENDIX D – CALA Jurisdictions and National Architectural Organizations

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APPENDIX E – Sample Forms and Letters

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Supervising Architects and Mentors Guidelines


ALBNL Supervising Architects and Mentors Guidelines