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CACB Non-Degree Applicants

The Professional Practice course  (ARCH 655) offered by the School of Architecture, University of
Waterloo is open for admission to professionals seeking certification through the Canadian Architecture Certification Board (CACB).

Applicants applying for the Professional Practice course, must have a letter from the CACB confirming
further studies are required as part of the academic qualification assessment. This letter must be uploaded with your application documents.  

ARCH 655 -  Architectural Practice: Ethics, Professional Liability and Business is offered once per calendar year as a block course in the month of April.  

Deadline to apply : October 1.

How to Apply

The application process at Waterloo is managed electronically.  Applicants are required to complete the online application form.

A non-refundable application fee of $100 Canadian applies. 

The online application is processed through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) and
requires 1 - 2 business days for OUAC to provide Waterloo with your application information. 

After your online application has been received by Waterloo, an account will be created for you in Quest, the student information system. You will then be sent an email with instructions on how to upload your documents. 

Required Application documents:

  • Online application – Select program – Architecture part-time, non-degree
  • CACB confirmation letter
  • Current Résumé
  • Academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended showing all courses and marks, along with the transcript legends/keys/grading scales uploaded using Quest. Degree certificates must be uploaded with the transcripts.
  • English Language Proficiency certification
    Applicants who have not completed three or more years of post-secondary work at a Canadian institution, or at an institution, at which English was the language of instruction, will be required to provide certification of English language proficiency. Refer to the Discover Graduate Studies webpage for acceptable tests and requirements.
  • Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident status

Deadline to apply:  October 1


Non-degree students are assessed part-time tuition fees at the Research or Coursework Master rate.  For up to date information on Graduate fee schedules visit Finance- Student Accounts.