Syllabus Bulletin - November 2021

The RAIC Syllabus Program has made Microsoft Office 365 available, for free, for all students, instructors, and coordinators involved with Syllabus. As a part of this package, MS Office 365 email’s will be used as the official school email. 

We will require that all registered students, instructors and coordinators  in the Syllabus Program transition to this new email, on or before January 1, 2022.

Starting January 1, 2022, the national Office will discontinue using the existing student, instructor and coordinators’ email addresses and send all communications via the Syllabus MS Office 365 email addresses only. Please be sure to set up your new email address before January 1, 2022 so that you do not miss any important information. 

Everyone will receive an email detailing their personal login information before the end of November, in the meantime please reach out with any questions. This transition will support streamlining of communications in the Syllabus Program and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.  


Effective July 1, 2020, the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA) launched the 4th edition of the Internship in Architecture Program (referred to as New IAP) manual replacing the previous IAP manual, 3rd edition, dated January 2012 (referred to as Old IAP).

Key Dates

  • July 1, 2020 New IAP Effective Date
  • January 1, 2021 Transition Period Starts
  • June 30, 2022 Transition Period Ends
  • July 1, 2022 New IAP Mandatory for All

Transition Rules

Students who have not submitted any experience hours before January 1, 2021, must follow the New IAP program requirements, including using the new CERB forms, effective immediately. 

Students who have submitted experience hours before January 1, 2021 can switch to the New IAP program requirements, including using the new CERB forms, at any time during the Transition Period. 

  • Any final CERB Submissions under the Old IAP Program requirements, including using the old CERB forms, must be submitted on or before June 30, 2022. 
  • All CERB Submissions on or following July 1, 2022 must follow the New IAP Program Requirements, including using the new CERB forms. 
  • Students are not allowed to switch back to the Old IAP program requirements, including using the old CERB forms, after the switch to the New IAP. 

Students who do not finish all the requirements of the Syllabus Program required for the issuance of the Diploma by June 30, 2022, must follow New IAP program requirements, including using the new CERB forms, and additional architectural experience areas regardless of where they are in the program. 

A reminder that these parameters for study, work experience and graduation from the Syllabus program have not been established by the RAIC. The requirements have been determined by the provincial and territorial associations and the RAIC has updated policies in order to operate the Syllabus program within the provincial and territorial parameters. 

If you are unsure of you provincial or territorial regulators' transition to the 4th edition of the Internship in Architecture Program and your responsibilities as a Syllabus student, please contact the association directly. You can find more information about CALA here

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 themselves!  

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

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The following FREE webinars have been uploaded to the Syllabus website as resources for Syllabus students!

RAIC Syllabus Moodle Tutorial

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—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.

Please contact Portia Ymer Sobel, at for more information on the above items.


Ivan Martinovic
RAIC Syllabus Director

Portia Ymer Sobel
RAIC Education Administrator