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Canada and European Union to Mutually Recognize Architect Credentials

The architectural regulatory authorities of Canada and the European Union have signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), bringing transatlantic recognition of professional credentials. Signed by the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA)—which comprises the country’s 11 provincial regulators—and the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE), the MRA is expected to come into force in mid-2019. 
The agreement outlines the specific requirements architects must satisfy when pursuing mutual recognition, including education, internship and work qualifications, as well as submitting documentation to confirm the individual’s credentials. 
Architects interested in pursuing the opportunity for licensure outside their home country should review the eligibility requirements and program information at

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