Everyone knows that law students write the bar exam to becomes lawyers. Medical students take on months of residency to become doctors. But how does an architect become licensed? Few people are familiar with the ExAC (Examination for Architects in Canada), which is a grueling, 2-day, 4-part exam held once a year in November.
After a couple of years to reflect on passing this exam, I’ve compiled some advice for those about to take on this monumental task. Whether you are someone who is preparing to write the ExAC, an aspiring architect, or just curious about what it takes to become a licensed architect, these 12 tips are for you.