The OAA Practice Consultation program, referred to as s. 52 of Regulation 27 under the Architects Act, is designed to support Ontario’s architects by:
- Encouraging and supporting the use of "good practices;"
- Helping practices manage risk, and minimize the potential of claims against the practice; and
- Ensuring that all Ontario practices meet the standards we set as a profession.
The key component of the program is the Practice Consultation Survey (PCS), which was designed to assist architects in reviewing office practices as they pertain to Regulatory Requirements and Good Practices.
This program was created by the Council of the OAA as a means of helping architects maintain competence and currency, enabling the profession to retain the confidence of the public and government. Ontario architects benefit from the support of their Association through the Practice Consultation Program in implementing recognized good practices, meeting the standards of the profession, and managing risk. Through this service, the OAA is positioning individual practices and the profession as a whole to continue to provide the high standard of services that their clients expect and deserve, and to produce quality architectural design.
Ten per cent of OAA Practices per year are randomly selected and notified they are required to complete the online survey. This is a mandatory requirement for maintaining a Certificate of Practice.
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