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Internship Program

Student Award Program

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Internship Program

Student Award Program


The Regulatory Organizations of Architecture in Canada (ROAC) has developed various comprehensive pathways to licensure and nationally recognized standards of competence which are endorsed by the provincial and territorial professional regulators. Becoming a licensed Architect involves multiple stages of education, experience, and examination.

Education can be completed through academic qualifications certified by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB). Alternatively, this education can be gained through the RAIC Syllabus Program.

Experience is gained through Internship in Architecture Program (IAP) and takes a minimum of approximately three years. In this time, the Intern consults a Mentor, works under a Supervisor, and logs 3,720 hours of architectural experience in the Canadian Experience Record Book (CERB).

The Examination for Architects in Canada (ExAC) tests the minimum standards of competency and skills acquired through an Intern’s experience.

For internationally trained architects wishing to practice in Prince Edward Island, an alternate pathway to licensure is available through the CACB administered Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect Program (BEFA).
Throughout Canada, each provincial and territorial professional regulatory association is responsible for administering prospective candidates’ registration and license to practice within their respective province or territory. 

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Program (IAP)

The Intern Architect Program (IAP) is a national program, which ensures that future Canadian architects are best prepared for possible practice. To facilitate the transition between formal education and architectural registration / licensure – an internship process was put in place.

This program ensures that the intern architect gains enough experience to meet recognized standards of practical skill and practice architecture in a way that protects the health and safety of the public.

AAPEI administers the program for Island intern architects. All provincial associations require that an intern architect gains a minimum of 3720 hours of work experience in specified areas of architectural practice. The intern architect is responsible for maintaining a continuous record of this work experience in the Canadian Experience Record Book (CERB), which is certified by the employer, reviewed with a mentor, and approved by the association.

In addition, the intern architect is required to pass the Examination for Architects in Canada. The Examination for Architects in Canada (ExAC)tests the minimum standards of competency acquired by an Intern Architect during the Internship period, to ensure both public safety and the professional and skilled delivery of architectural services.

ExAC is an examination developed in French and English, that meets international standards for the development, administration, scoring and reporting of licensing examinations.

PDF Resources

Please also see Appendix B to the Internship in Architecture Program.

Forms for interns’ CERB periodic assessment, mentor confirmation and confirmation of employment which must be maintained and submitted to the regulator by the intern

Student Award Program

The Student Award Program was established by the Architects’ Association of Prince Edward Island (AAPEI) to assist Island students pursuing careers in architecture.

The value of the scholarship is approximately $2,000, awarded during the summer prior to the school year. Deadline for applications each year is May 1st.

Eligibility and Conditions:

This award is open to all High School graduates from Prince Edward Island who are enrolled in full-time studies in a Canadian or American Architectural Degree program.

The award money must be used within the calendar year immediately following recipient’s notification of the award.

This award is granted on the basis of academic achievement, design ability, performance in projects, leadership ability and a demonstrated concern for the welfare of others.

The award may be renewed on the same basis at the discretion of the AAPEI.

AAPEI must be notified of any changes in the recipient’s objectives and plans after selection.

For details and Application Form, please see
the scholarship information at Community
Foundation of Prince Edward Island


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