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Architect

 

An architect is a highly trained professional who has been licensed by the OAA. They are bound by regulations made under the Architects Act. An architect has completed their education, experience and examinations.  All architects have paid the prescribed fee and participate in the OAA mandatory Continuing Education Program.

Eligibility

an individual must have completed:

  • the education requirement;
  • a minimum of two years of practical experience; 
  • extensive examinations; 
  • the OAA Admission Course; and
  • an application for licence; OR
  • be licensed/registered by a reciprocal Canadian provincial.territorial achitectural association; or
  • be licensed/registered by a reciprocal state licensing board in the USA;  and
  • a reciprocal application for licence.
  • Applicants can contact the OAA with respect to special consideration.

Benefits

only licensed individuals can:

  • legally use the title "Architect" in Ontario; 
  • vote at the Annual General Meeting; and
  • apply for a "Certificate of Practice" to allow them to provide architectural services directly to the public.

Applications and Guidelines

First Application and Guidelines

LAST UPDATED 11/17

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Reapplication or Reinstatement Application and Guidelines

LAST UPDATED 12/17

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Reciprocal Application and Guidelines for architects licensed in Canada

LAST UPDATED 11/17

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Reciprocal Application and Guidelines for Architects licensed in the United States

LAST UPDATED 11/17

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Seal Application and Guidelines - Architect

Last Updated 06/15

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