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• Certification of educational qualifications of individual architectural graduates (Certification Program);
• Accreditation of professional programs in the Canadian University Schools of Architecture (Accreditation Program); and
• Certification of professional qualifications of Broadly Experienced Foreign Architects (BEFA Program)
The Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA) Program streamlines the process for foreign-licenced architects to become certified for licensure/registration in Canada. It is a bilingual program developed by the eleven Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA).
The BEFA program assesses broadly based experience of foreign architects against Pan-Canadian standards of competency for practice in Canada.
Foreign architects who meet the Program eligibility requirements can apply for BEFA Certification through a process which consists of an on-line self-assessment and an interview with licensed architects.
For more information on BEFA