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Experienced Gained Outside Ontario
i) As a principal engaged in the practice of architecture. Such experience must be certified by her|himself;
ii) As an employee of an architectural firm. Such experience must be certified by an architect who is a principal/shareholder or employee of the architectural firm and in a directly responsible supervisory role.
Where registration/licensing of architects is not a requirement this may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by OAAAS. The candidate may be required to provide official documentation confirming the status of the Supervising Architect.
Note: Please see Program Guide for complete details.
Categories and Experience Areas
OAAAS Experience Record Book
IMPORTANT NEW UPDATE: Technologist OAAAS members who joined prior to July 1, 2017 have the responsibility of completing the Con Ed Cycle 2016 - 2018 in addition to any previous Cycle in which they hold the Technologist OAAAS designation. Members who join after July 1, 2017 do not have Continuing Education responsibility.July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018
Members who hold the designation Technologist OAAAS or Licensed Technologist OAA must commit to lifelong learning through the OAA ConEd Program. Each member must meet continuing education requirements established by the OAA Continuing Education Program.
The Program operates on a 2-year Cycle, commencing on July 1 of even numbered years.
Learning Hours Required
OAA ConEd requirements by membership type:
Learning hours must be gained in both Structured and Unstructured Learning activities.
Structured Learning activities are organized educational sessions of a minimum one hour in length. They must be supported by documented evidence of participation at the time that the Continuing Education hours are logged. Acceptable forms of proof include a certificate, a diploma, a letter of attendance from the provider, etc.
The following link provides detailed information on Structured Learning.
Unstructured Learning covers all learning activities that an architectural professional may undertake outside the office or classroom. Time spent volunteering, including on OAAAS Boards and Committees, qualifies. Unlike Structured Learning, official proof of completion is not required when reporting Unstructured Learning Hours.
The following link provides detailed information on Unstructured Learning.
Continuing Education Program Transcript
A personal Continuing Education transcript is created for each Technologist OAAAS member, which is accessible on the OAAAS/OAA Website. Each individual member is responsible for uploading all learning hours, both Structured and Unstructured to their individual web transcript. If you obtain Technologist designation at any point during the last six (6) months of a Continuing Education cycle, you will not be subject to Continuing Education Program requirements until the start of the next two-year cycle.
Carry Forward Policy
Individuals certified as a Licensed Technologist OAA may carry forward a maximum of seven Unstructured Learning hours and four hours of Structured learning. The carry-forward policy does not apply to those designated as a Technologist OAAAS.
The following links provide further information on the Continuing Education Program: