Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ)
Your official signature and security seal in the electronic world!
In today’s world, it is nearly impossible to practice a profession without relying on information technology (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, computer-assisted drafting, etc.). As such, granting the same legal value to electronic documents as to paper, while remaining compliant with your professional association’s requirements, has become a key challenge.
With a digital signature, you can digitally sign plans, specifications and other commonly used documents. Digital signatures provide irrefutable proof of authorship for electronic documents by confirming your identity as author and member in good standing of your professional association. Furthermore, they help protect document integrity and save both time and money.
To get a digital signature, you are subject to 2 sets of fees:
|Annual Subscription Fees*||$185
Want to sign up for more than one digital signature ?
Group rates are available on annual subscription fees for groups of 51 users or more charged to the same account, as described in the table below:
|Group||Sign-up Fees*||Annual Subscription Fees*|
|51 to 100 users||$140 / user||$175 / user / year|
|101 to 250 users||$140 / user||$165 / user / year|
|251 to 500 users||$140 / user||$155 / user / year|
|501 to 1000 users||$140 / user||$145 / user / year|
|1001 users and up||$140 / user||$125 / user / year|
*Taxes are extra.
Find a guarantor
|Authorized Guarantors||A member of your professional association in good standing, such as:
|Can’t meet with any of the authorized guarantors listed above?||
Note for searching a notary-IVA : In "Recherche avancé", make sure to check the "Agent de vérification de l'identité pour le CCQ" box in the "Champs de pratique" field. When resorting to a notary identity verification agent (notary-IVA), you assume all related professional fees.
*When resorting to a notary identity verification agent (notary IVA), a notary public, or lawyer, you assume all related professional fees.
You can resume your subscription at any time. However, depending on the number of months since your subscription was cancelled, you may be required to have your identity verified in person and to pay the full sign-up and annual subscription fees. To resume your subscription, the procedure is as follows:
Your digital signature has been cancelled for more than 12 months
Sign up online. You are required to have your identity verified in-person to complete the process and pay the full sign-up and annual subscription fees.
Your digital signature has been cancelled for less than 12 months
Sign up online. You will be charged only $50 in sign-up fees along with the annual subscription fees. By signing up online, or if you had selected 3 security questions when you last updated your information in your account, your identity will be verified online.
However, if you have never updated your information in your account, you may be eligible to have your identity verified by phone.
- Print and sign the identity verification form, then forward it to Notarius by fax at 1-888-878-1130 or by email at email@example.com.
- Call Notarius Customer Service at 1-855-505-7272 and select option 2.
- Inform the Customer Service agent that you wish to resume your subscription and have your identity verified over the phone. You are required to correctly answer your security questions.