Understanding the RIBA CPD core curriculum
As a RIBA Chartered Member, wherever you reside and practice, and whatever you do, you need to undertake and record at least 35 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) every year.
You need to obtain at least 20 of these 35 hours from the ten mandatory RIBA core curriculum CPD topics. The ten topics have been defined in response to the skills our members need to practice architecture now and in the future:
- Health, safety and wellbeing
- Business, clients and services
- Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance
- Procurement and contracts
- Sustainable architecture
- Inclusive environments
- Places, planning and communities
- Building conservation and heritage
- Design, construction and technology
Underpinning each of the ten is a set of suggested learning topics, offering you dozens of ideas and suggestions. Your CPD choices are entirely flexible and personal. While we expect you to meet our requirements, the CPD you choose should be tailored to your own needs or that of your practice or business. It can be structured or informal, and should reflect the statutory and regulatory rules wherever in the world you practice. It can also come from any source.
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