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Engineering, Architecture, Science and Technology


Architects design buildings and advise clients regarding building projects. They prepare programs, sketches, and cost estimates. They also produce construction drawings to scale, write specifications, and review on-site construction work.


Alberta Association of Architects (AAA)
Duggan House
10515 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T6E 4S1

Call: 780-432-0224


Under Alberta’s Architects Act [pdf] and Architects Act General Regulation [pdf], registration with the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) is mandatory. Only registered members may:

  • Engage in the practice of architecture as defined in the Act and Regulation
  • Use the title Architect or Registered Architect
  • Use the terms architect, architectural, architecture, or any derivative in titles or to describe services provided
  • Affix a registered architect seal or stamp to architectural documents

What You Need

To register as an architect (RA) in Alberta, you need:

To become an intern architect (IA), you need:

For details about all registration requirements, contact the AAA or visit the AAA website.

Working in Alberta

Architects who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory body elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for registration in Alberta.

For more information, see What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada? and the AAA website.

Architects with international education, training, or experience may be eligible for the Broadly Experienced Foreign Architects (BEFA) program. With BEFA certification, AAA will process an architect application without further vetting. Those who are not eligible for BEFA need to obtain Academic Certification from the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) before applying for the AAA intern architect program.

For more information about either pathway, contact CACB or visit the CACB website.

The certification information in this profile may change at any time and without notice. Before making any career decisions, we advise you to contact the regulatory organization or visit their website for the most updated information.

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