Professional examiners are appointed by Schools of Architecture or the governing body of a Part 3 course provider. The primary role of the professional examiner is to assess individual candidates and report to the university or governing body that standards are appropriate and procedures followed.
Examiners are responsible for undertaking an evaluation of the Part 3 candidate's documentary submissions and also for assessing their competence for the practice of architecture via a professional oral interview.
The RIBA holds a register of Part 3 professional examiners, all of whom must be registered architects.
Requests to join the register can be made using the RIBA Professional Examiners Application Form below. You can also view a downloadable PDF of the Part 3 Description and Regulations and the Guidelines for Professional Examiners below.
Copies of the register can be requested by Heads of Schools and Professional Studies Advisors at any time by emailing Joanna Parry
Professional Examiners training events and forums
The Part 3 Professional Examiners Training Day & Forum is an annual event organised by the RIBA with the support of organisations such as the Association of Professional Studies Advisors in Architecture.
For those attending it is an opportunity to discuss issues relating to Part 3, participate in training and provide feedback to the RIBA.
Professional Examiners Forum 2009
The 2009 forum in association with APSAA was held at The National Railway Museum in York, on Friday 13 November and was well attended by 65 examiners and Professional Studies Advisors. Please see the agenda, minutes and papers below.
Professional Examiners Forum 2008
The 2008 forum in association with APSAA was held at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, on Friday 14 November and was well attended by 90 examiners and Professional Studies Advisors. Please see the agenda and minutes below.