The Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA) Program is an alternative pathway to licensure for foreign licensed architects. It was developed by the Regulatory Organizations of Architecture in Canada (ROAC) and is administered by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB). The Program assesses broadly based experience of foreign architects against the Canadian Standard of Competency for Architects.

BEFA Submission of Documents Timelines:
1. Eligibility: Two (2) months from the date of payment
2. Demonstration of Competency: Twelve (12) months from the date of payment to upload all documents

Certification Process


Demonstration of Competency


BEFA Certification