Syllabus Bulletin - November 2020

RAIC Syllabus Program Fee Changes Coming for 2021

The RAIC Syllabus program is proud to have held studio courses and administrative fees stable since 2014, implementing no fee increases to students for over 6 years. Our goal for the program is to continually improve the quality of services and the student experience. To do this, we must continually make investments to deliver on improved quality.  

As such, all 2021 studio course and administrative fees will be subject to a 5% increase. This fee change will take effect on December 15, 2020. The increased fees will support ongoing improvements to the program including, but not limited to: 

 - Improved technological infrastructure 
 - Continued and expanded operation of virtual studios 
 - Increased administrative support 
 - Enhanced course delivery  

For more information, please visit our webpage:  

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Jessica McCormick at

RAIC Connects is a virtual community where members can share ideas, discuss practice challenges, post questions, read and share blog posts and news articles, learn about fellow RAIC members, and benefit from shared knowledge, resources, and information. 

Syllabus students have access to a Syllabus student-only community on RAIC Connects, to share content, ideas, and network. Discussion boards for studio levels have been added to the community. We encourage students to visit the community and introduce yourselves! 

Visit the RAIC Connects resource centre for more information about this exciting new platform. 

New Discussion Boards: 

 - RAIC Connects Discussions for Syllabus Students
 - RAIC690 (D9)
 - RAIC675 (D8)
 - RAIC655 (D7)
 - RAIC490 (D6)
 - RAIC450 (D5)
 - RAIC400 (D4)
 - RAIC350 (D3)
 - RAIC300 (D2)
 - RAIC200 (D1)

CERB Log submissions

All Syllabus students studying in parts two and three of the program are required to be working under the supervision of an architect licensed to practice in Canada. All experience must be logged in your Canadian Experience Record Book (CERB).

The Syllabus National Office will mark a student's account INACTIVE if they are not submitting the CERB Log Books.

Refer to the policy on work experience found on the Syllabus web site for submission requirements, hours required, etc. 


Best-selling NBCC Part 3 and 9

Taught by Jensen Hughes Consulting Canada Ltd.—the leading name in safety and risk-based science in Canada—the courses are an introduction to the NBCC Part 3 and Part 9 to support preparation for the Examination for Architects in Canada (ExAC)* exam.

Individuals will need to have both volumes of the 2015 NBCC as references for the courses.


RAIC Syllabus Webinars

Webinars have been uploaded to the RAIC Syllabus website here. The webinars are to be used as a resource for Syllabus students. The webinars include:

RAIC Syllabus Moodle Tutorial - September 2020

RAIC Syllabus Work Experience Webinar

RAIC Syllabus Thesis Proposal Webinar

RAIC Syllabus Senior Student Webinar

RAIC Syllabus Webinar

Athabasca registration

The registration deadline to start history, theory, and technical courses with our educational service provider—Athabasca University (AU)—is the 10th of each month, and courses will start on the 1st of the following month.

Remember to register on the Syllabus Student Portal as well. Our systems are not linked, so this does not register you twice or result in any fees, but it allows us to maintain the student records and transcripts in our system.