Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA)

The Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA) program streamlines the process for foreign-trained architects to become certified for registration/licensure in Canada. Launched by the eleven provincial and territorial Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA), the BEFA program assesses the broadly based experience of foreign architects against pan-Canadian standards of competency for practice in Canada.

Foreign architects who meet the program eligibility requirements can apply for BEFA Certification through a process which includes a review of an architect’s eligibility to apply, completion of an on-line assessment and an interview with licensed architects.

For more information, including eligibility criteria, please visit the CACB website.

Once an applicant has successfully completed the BEFA process, they will be granted a BEFA certificate. When BEFA Certification is issued by CACB, it will serve as a recommendation for recognition as an equivalent to successful completion of the Canadian Education, Experience, and Examination Standards required for the initial registration in Saskatchewan.