RIBA Chartered Membership

RIBA Chartered Membership eligibility

To become an RIBA Chartered Member, you must meet one of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Awarded RIBA recognised qualifications or equivalent to RIBA parts 1, 2 and 3 from a school of architecture with an RIBA recognised course – or
  • Awarded RIBA recognised parts 1 and 2 or recognised as equivalent to RIBA parts 1 and 2 from an RIBA recognised school of architecture and two years subsequent professional experience (this route is only applicable to those based outside the UK) – or
  • Awarded an architectural qualification after completing a minimum of five years academic study which is listed in the European Union Directive EC/2005/36, and five years subsequent professional experience either in the UK or abroad - or
  • Awarded an architectural qualification consisting of a minimum of five years of academic study which is listed in the European Union Directive EC/2005/36, and has passed an RIBA recognised Part 3 examination in architecture – or
  • Awarded RIBA Parts 1 and 2 after individual assessment.

Applicants must have completed a minimum of five years academic study leading to professional qualification as an architect, and must be a registered/licenced architect in their country of residence. A minimum of five years post qualification professional experience is required (this route is only applicable to those based outside the UK) – or

  • Awarded qualifications which are recognised by one of 12 architectural institutes prescribed by the RIBA Council and a full architect member of that state’s professional institute.

See a full list of these institutes (this route is only applicable to those based outside the UK).

  • Individual assessment through the RIBA Membership Eligibility Assessment Panel (MEAP), which has been developed for candidates who are:

    Practising architects resident outside the UK, holding non-RIBA validated qualifications;

    or

    Senior academics resident outside the UK, and working in the 30 plus international universities the RIBA validates directly; individuals may or may not be active practitioners of architecture, but are likely to hold non-RIBA validated qualifications in architecture.

    Applicants must have studied architecture for a minimum of 5 years and have at least 5 years post qualification experience.

     

    For more information on individual assessment through the RIBA Membership Eligibility Assessment Panel (MEAP), or if you have any other questions about the eligibility requirements, please call +44(0)20 7307 3686 or email membership.development@riba.org

     

 

 

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