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Registration & Licensing

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Becoming an Architect

Whether you’re a student or already an architect outside the province, learn about the different pathways to becoming licensed as an Architect in Ontario.

Student Associate

Enrolled in an accredited program in architecture or the RAIC Syllabus program? Learn the benefits of becoming a free Student Associate in the OAA.

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Intern Architect

The Intern Architect designation reflects enrolment in the Internship in Architecture Program (IAP)—a national program providing a path to becoming licensed as an architect.


An Architect is a highly trained professional who has been licensed by the OAA. As members, they are bound by the Architects Act and OAA Bylaws. Learn more.

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Registration Committee

The Registration Committee conducts formal hearings between the Registrar and applicants who wish to practise architecture in Ontario as licensed members of the OAA.

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OAA Seal

All designs prepared by an Architect must be sealed with the digital professional seal issued to them by the OAA.

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Only holders of a Certificate of Practice can offer architectural services to the public. Learn more about options for Architects as well as details on temporary licenses and limited CoPs.

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Retired Member

Find out more about the OAA’s Retired Member status category, along with Life Member eligibility.

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Honorary Member

Learn more about those recognized for distinguished service to the architecture profession.

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Fees & Renewals

Links for annual individual and practice renewals, Certificates of Practice, and other store and fee-related transactions, as well as the accepted payment options.

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Events Calendar

Check out our events calendar for a wide array of online and in-person events. Also submit an event using our new online form.

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BLOAAG - Queen's Park Picks

Check out our  2023 Queen’s Park Picks program—a collaboration with Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) across the province who share a passion for our built environment in all its many forms.

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OAA Contract Suite

Did you know the OAA offers free contracts for its members and the general public? These downloadable standardized contracts make it easier for all to enter into fair, balanced business relationships.