Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Continuing Education Opportunities


RAIC 2019 Continuing Education Program

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is offering a rich continuing education program in 2019. As the national architectural advocacy and professional practice support body in Canada, the RAIC is a leading provider of high quality and engaging continuing education opportunities.

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Continuing Education for Architects in Canada

For architects to maintain their architectural license in Canada, a number of structured/core and self-directed continuing education learning credits/hours must be obtained within a specific time frame. This amount of time is called a continuing education cycle, and the length and duration of these cycles are determined by the provincial associations of architecture. The number of hours of continuing education required is also specified by the provincial associations and currently differs among the provinces.

There is no formal approval/accreditation process for continuing education providers in Canada. Structured/core learning activities are developed, or reviewed, and delivered by the RAIC, a provincial/territorial association, or an independent continuing education provider. Self-directed activities are selected by the individual architect and must relate to the practice or business of architecture.

The RAIC provides courses for both members and non-members that are intended to be counted toward structured/core credits. An official RAIC certificate of attendance, including a description of the offering, learning outcomes, and the number of credits is issued following all RAIC continuing education offerings. The RAIC is responsible for all content generated by these courses, workshops, webinars, and rapid e-learning modules.

In addition to providing continuing education opportunities, the RAIC manages the National Continuing Education Database. In this role, the RAIC facilitates the management of the system and user accounts and transcripts. The RAIC does not upload any credits to the database, including for members or RAIC-issued continuing education credits.

The provincial associations currently participating in the database are:

•    Saskatchewan Association of Architects
•    Nova Scotia Association of Architects
•    Newfoundland Association of Architects
•    North West Territories Association of Architects
•    Architects’ Association of New Brunswick
•    Architects Association of Prince Edward Island


RAIC Member Benefits

Members receive special pricing on most RAIC continuing education programs year-round.


RAIC members who renewed their 2019 membership before January 1, 2019 are now eligible to redeem their free 2019 Webday webinar (one hour) valued at $25, or their $50 voucher on continuing education sessions valued at $500 or more.

To redeem your $25 Webday webinar voucher, please call Anthony Youssef at 613-241-3600 ext 205 or e-mail your name and webinar of interest to




Webday Wednesdays Webinars

'Webday Wednesdays' are webinar-based learning opportunities organized into monthly, thematic mini-series, comprised of multiple related webinars in both English and French. Each of these weekly webinars are presented by a different subject matter expert in the field being explored. Past series have included BIM, energy + architecture, adaptive reuse, and design processes.

Upcoming Series:

•    May: Advanced Building Envelopes
•    November: Wood Architecture + Construction
•    December: Marketing + Communications in Architecture

Click here to learn more and to register for upcoming sessions. 

For information on past Webday Wednesdays series, click here.


RAIC Emerging Practitioners (EP) Webinars and Events

RAIC EP ExAC Requirements Webinar 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 7:30pm EST and live across the country

Join the RAIC Emerging Practitioners (EPs) as they host a live information session for intern architects across Canada. The session will provide an overview of the requirements for registering for the ExACs (Examination for Architects in Canada / Examen des architectes du Canada) as well as advise where ExAC preparation and general information may be found.

Note that this session will not discuss the contents of the exams, study strategies/tips or other exam-specific information.

Registration: Free with advanced online registration here.



RAIC EP Bidding & Contract Award and Contract Admin Webinar 2019

Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 - Live in Toronto and Online (REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED)

Your success in the 2019 ExAC exams is important not only to your career but to the profession; this is why the RAIC Emerging Practitioners group have developed a comprehensive and interactive Contract Administration live webinar and lecture session with CA expert, CHOP contributor, and experienced instructor Jim Mansfield and Senior Contract Administrator, Michael Paquette. This advanced course goes beyond the reference materials into the practical application of the procedures and theory giving you insights to Bidding & Contract Award and Contract Administration you could not learn by studying alone. Learn more.

In-person venue provided by: KPMB Architects

KPMB Architects is an award-winning, internationally recognized Canadian practice. It is notable for its unique hybrid form of architecture and practice, developed to respond to our multi-cultural, dynamically changing world. This is manifested in the diversity of the portfolio for culture, education, healthcare and paradigm shifting climate responsive design. Read more.




Heritage Conservation Workshops

The RAIC is pleased to announce the launch of its new Heritage Conservation Series of limited edition workshop experiences. Working in partnership with the Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS) and Parks Canada Agency, these workshops will explore topics related to the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada, emerging technologies and digital tools, and adaptive reuse design strategies. They will also give exclusive access to nationally significant sites, world-class resources, and leading experts in these fields.

Current Workshops:


Upcoming Workshops:

  • Practical Hands-on Application of the Standards & Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada

All RAIC workshops are eligible for continuing education certificates of attendance.  

Click here to learn more and to register. 



Project Management for Architects Course

Following a popular 2018 schedule, the RAIC is pleased to announce that the Project Management for Architects course will be taking place in additional cities across the country in 2019. Upcoming cities include: Toronto, Montreal, and Victoria.

This two-part course will provide both project management knowledge in the context of architectural practice as well as prepare participants for the Project Management Institute’s PMP® certification exam. The course is divided over two sessions, two weeks apart, with each session running from the Thursday evening to Saturday afternoon (41 hours total).

Click here for more information, including upcoming cities, dates, and registration.


'For Architects' Course Series

In addition to Project Management for Architects, a number of cross-country courses are currently in development for the RAIC's new 'For Architects' series. These include: 

  • Collaborative Leadership Skills for Architects
  • Financial Management for Architects
  • The Practical Application of Contracts for Architects




2019 Festival of Architecture

The RAIC’s annual Festival of Architecture, taking place in Toronto from October 26 to November 2, 2019, is an excellent opportunity to accumulate a significant number of continuing education credits in a short time span, and from leading experts in the field.

In previous years, attendees have been able to receive up to 13.5 structured/core credits in just a few days. This year, continuing education credits will be given for all Festival 2019 sessions, plenaries, and architectural tours – in addition to the social events, networking, and other opportunities that Festival delivers. Click here to register today!



POP // CAN // CRIT 2019: Education and Emergence of Architects in Canada

As an addition to the official festival programming for 2019, the annual, national POP // CAN // CRIT Symposium will take place in Toronto on October 26, in partnership with the festival. POP // CAN // CRIT 2019: Education and Emergence of Architects in Canada will also be eligible for RAIC continuing education hours. Click here to register!


Call for Educators

The RAIC is looking for educators (instructors and subject matter experts) to assist in the production and delivery of its exceptional continuing education programming. An ongoing call for webinar presentations and presenters is currently open. Content-specific calls will also be shared here and in the RAIC Continuing Education bulletin. 

Have more questions? Interested in becoming involved in the production or delivery of the RAIC’s continuing education program? Please contact:

RAIC Continuing Education Bulletin

To share the latest updates on its continuing education opportunities, the RAIC has introduced a bi-weekly RAIC Continuing Education Opportunities bulletin. Be sure to keep an eye on your inbox for new events, important deadlines, and future offerings.

All RAIC mailing list subscribers are automatically included in the Continuing Education bulletin distribution list. To subscribe to the RAIC mailing list, please click here




Webday Wednesdays - Design Processes Series - April 2019


RAIC x CIMS WORKSHOP: From Point Cloud to Existing Conditions BIM with Revit - July 19-21, 2019


RAIC x Parks Canada WORKSHOP: Adaptive Reuse of Heritage Buildings – Dawson City – September 11-14, 2019


POP // CAN // CRIT 2019: Education and Emergence of Architects in Canada - October 26, 2019 (Toronto)


RAIC Festival of Architecture - October 26-30, 2019 (Toronto)