OAA Seal

All designs prepared by an Architect licensed in Ontario must be sealed by an Architect with the professional seal issued to them by the OAA. All designs prepared by a Licensed Technologist OAA must be sealed by the Licensed Technologist OAA with the professional seal issued to them by the OAA. Refer to Regulatory Notice 1, “Architect’s Professional Seal - Application”, for further information and usage best practices.

Applying for a seal

There are three options for applying for a seal.

  1. An applicant for a Certificate of Practice must apply for a seal after their Certificate of Practice has been approved, or have a seal when applying for the Certificate of Practice.

  2. For an employee of a holder of a Certificate of Practice to be eligible for a seal, the holder of the Certificate of Practice must provide confirmation in writing to the OAA indicating that the seal will be used only for projects under that holder.

  3. For an employee of other than a holder of a Certificate of Practice (e.g. federal or provincial government, banks, etc.) to be eligible, the employer must provide confirmation in writing to the OAA indicating that the seal will be used only for projects owned by the employer.

Once you have a seal:
1. The employer must notify the Office of the Registrar at officeoftheregistrar@oaa.on.ca of any changes to the Certificate of Practice; and 
2. The employee must immediately notify the Office of the Registrar at officeoftheregistrar@oaa.on.ca of any changes to their employment status.

How to Obtain a Physical OAA Seal

To obtain your Architect OAA Seal, please complete the application form. Please ensure you have read and understand the guidelines.

To obtain your Licensed Technologist OAA Seal, please complete the application form.  Please ensure you have read and understand the guidelines.

Once complete, submit your application to the Administrator, Certificate of Practice. To accompany the physical or digital seal, the OAA will provide the applicant with high-resolution images of their seal.

How to Obtain an OAA Digital seal

To obtain your digital seal, visit https://notarius.com/oaa


For more information, please check out the following links:

The OAA will provide the member with high-resolution images of their seal that may be used with the digital seal. 

The digital OAA Seal must remain under the sole control of its holder; it cannot be shared or delegated under any circumstances. 

For technical assistance, contact Notarius Customer Support by calling 1-855-505-7272 or by emailing support@notarius.com.

Questions regarding the seal can be directed to the Office of the Registrar at officeoftheregistrar@oaa.on.ca

CONTACT

Gail Hanselman
Administrator, Certificate of Practice
t: 416.449.6898 Ext: 203
e: gailh@oaa.on.ca

 

REFERENCES

OAA Certificate of Practice Holders

Only an Architect who is licensed in Ontario and is a holder of a Certificate of Practice in Ontario is permitted to offer and/or provide to a member of the public a service that is part of the practice of architecture.


Only an Licensed Technologist OAA who is a holder of a Certificate of Practice with Terms, Conditions, and Limitations is permitted to offer and/or provide to a member of the public a service that is part of the practice of architecture.


ACRONYM
CoP = Certificate of Practice
 

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