The ExAC assesses the skills acquired by Interns during the Internship period, to ensure both public safety and the professional and skilled delivery of architectural services.
Some Interns feel ready to take the exam as soon as they meet the eligibility requirements, specifically once his/her Licensing Authority has approved 2800 hours of experience. Others prefer to complete the Internship in Architecture Program (IAP) before writing the exam to ensure that they are well versed in the practice of architecture.
You must take the time to fully prepare for the exam by familiarizing yourself with, among others, the following documents:
- Preparation Guide (April 2020) and Preparation Guide for the Online ExAC (January 2021)
- General and Specific Objectives of the ExAC
- References and Resources
Preparatory courses and other ExAC study aids developed and marketed by third parties have not been authorized or endorsed by the Committee for the ExAC. There is no preparation course or study guide approved by the ExAC committee.
Interns participating in any program or workshop, or referring to any study guides produced by third parties, do so at their own risk and expense. Neither the Committee for the ExAC nor any of the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities shall be held responsible for any actions, claims or guarantees made by third party providers, whether expressed or implied.