New and Revised RAIC Syllabus Policies

The RAIC Syllabus office has done extensive revisions of existing policies and development of new program policies. All new policies will take effect on September 1, 2017. Students are advised to review all the RAIC Syllabus policies online to ensure they are aware of the changes ahead of time. These can be reviewed under ‘Policies’ on our main website. Please see below for more detailed information about some of the most relevant changes that will affect current Syllabus students. Should you have any questions about any of the new policies, please don’t hesitate to contact Brynne or Don.

Administrative Leave

  • The new Administrative Leave policy requires students to request, in writing, to the RAIC Syllabus Director to grant a leave of absence according to the leave types listed in the policy document.
  • Students may now take a leave of absence from Syllabus for up to three (3) years, dating from the last completed course.
  • A leave of absence of between four to 10 years requires a reapplication and review.
  • A leave of absence of more than ten (10) years does not qualify an individual to retain student status or re-enter the program from the point at which they terminated their studies.
  • Students who wish to formally leave the program, or drop a studio course, must submit a Withdrawal Request form. For further information, please review the entire policy document online

Late submission of Canadian Experience Record Books (CERBs)

There has been a serious issue with RAIC Syllabus students not submitting their Experience Record Books in a timely manner. Because of this, the RAIC Syllabus office has instituted a new policy on submission of CERBs. Consistent with the policies of several of the provincial regulators, late submissions of CERBs will now be subject to a fine. Students are reminded that CERBs are required to be submitted to the RAIC Syllabus office every 900 to 1,000 hours or part thereof. Originals must be submitted to your Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA) jurisdiction according to the jurisdiction’s protocol. Students must submit scanned copies to the Syllabus office of experience books within eight weeks of the date of the last entry. Submission after the eight-week period will result in the charging of a late submission fee. Late submission fees will be assessed at a rate of $100 (plus applicable taxes) per every 1,000 hours or portion thereof. For further information, please review the entire policy document online.