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Practice Information

If you are an architect who would like to be involved in a project in the province of Ontario you will need to apply for the appropriate Certificate of Practice as outlined below and have professional liability insurance.

Architectural Practices provide architectural services to the public. 

An Architect licensed in Ontario and who is a holder of a Certificate of Practice in Ontario is permitted to offer and/or provide a service that is part of the practice of architecture to a member of the public.

Categories of Certificates of Practice

  • Corporation
  • Partnership
  • Sole Proprietor

Applications and Guidelines:

Corporation Application and Guidelines

LAST UPDATED: 06/14

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Partnership Application and Guidelines

LAST UPDATED: 06/14

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Sole Proprietorship Applications and Guidelines

LAST UPDATED: 06/14

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An alternative to the process of licensure as an Architect and issuance of a Certificate of Practice for an Architect licensed/registered in a jurisdiction outside of Ontario.

Purpose

  • for providing architectural services on a specific project.

Eligibility

  •  for an Architect licensed/registered in a jurisdiction outside of Ontario,

Requirement

  • This option requires collaboration with an Ontario holder of a Certificate of Practice

Applications and Guidelines:

 

Temporary License Application and Guidelines

Last Updated: 06/14

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Limited Certificate of Practice (CofP23) – Partnership

Last Updated: 06/14

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Limited Certificate of Practice (CofP23) – Corporation

Last Updated: 06/14

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A Licensed Technologist OAA is an individual who is granted a licence by the OAA to practise architecture with very specific Terms, Conditions and Limitations (TCL). One of the conditions of licensure is that the individual must NOT refer to himself or herself as ‘architect’. These individuals must use the title Licensed Technologist OAA.

Applications and Guidelines:

 
 
 

Corporation appl and guidelines - LTOAA - 2014

LAST UPDATED: 06/14

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Partnership appl and guidelines LTOAA - 2014

LAST UPDATED: 06/14

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Sole Prop appl and guidelines LTOAA - 2014

LAST UPDATED: 06/14

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All designs prepared by an Architect licensed in Ontario must be sealed by an architect with the professional seal issued to that architect by the OAA.All designs prepared by a Licensed Technologist OAA must be sealed by the Licensed Technologist OAA with the professional seal issued to that Licensed Technologist OAA by the OAA.  

Applying for a seal

 
To obtain a seal a licensee who is:
1. an employee of a holder of a Certificate of Practice                     
a. the holder of the Certificate of Practice must sign the                  Declaration  on the Application for Seal indicating that the seal will         be used  only for projects under that holder. 
2. an employee of other than a holder of a Certificate of Practice   (i.e. Federal or Provincial Government, banks, etc.)
a. the employer must sign the Declaration on the Application                  for Seal indicating that the seal will be used only for projects                 owned by the employer. 
Once you have a seal:
1. the employer must notify the Office of the Registrar of any                      changes to the Certificate of Practice; and 
2. the employee must immediately return the seal to the             
     Association.(Architects Act Regulations, R.R.O. 1990 Reg 27, s.           42(22).)

Applications and Guidelines:

 

Seal Application and Guidelines - Architect

Last Updated: 06/14

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Seal Application and Guidelines - Licensed Technologist OAA

Last Updated: 06/14

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All holders of a Certificate of Practice, where the office is located:

  1. In Ontario are required to participate in the Pro-Demnity Insurance Company.The application form is available on their Website at www.prodemnity.com.
  2. Outside of Ontario or whose primary function is not to engage in the practice of architecture must apply for Exemption from annual professional liability insurance coverage with Pro-Demnity Insurance Company.

Application form


Exemption Form

Las Updated: August 2013

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