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​RIBA CPD Core Curriculum

The RIBA has defined ten mandatory RIBA CPD Core Curriculum topics, in response to the skills our members need to practice architecture now and in the future.

All chartered members, wherever they practice and whatever they do, are expected to attain at least two hours in each of the ten topics yearly. However, there is huge flexibility in how you meet that obligation.

CPD does not mean solely seminars and courses, or what the RIBA can provide. You can do CPD in countless ways - many that are self-directed and informal. While the RIBA can help you with your learning needs, CPD from any source counts.

The RIBA CPD Core Curriculum is accompanied by an extensive CPD primer, which provides context for each of the ten topics. It acts as a suggested framework of target issues for each topic. While the primer is comprehensive, it is not exclusive; you are encouraged to engage with the topics in a way that suits your needs best.

The ten topics are:

  • Architecture for social purpose
  • 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

For further information and advice, email us here. We are unable to advise on whether an activity counts.

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