Use of cookies We use cookies to improve your experience. By using you agree to our terms of use and use of cookies
Become a RIBA Chartered Member

RIBA Chartered Membership

Join the RIBA

Commit to the highest standards

We set the standard for you to lead, provide you with the everyday practical resources you need, shine a light on your work, represent your views and focus on the issues that matter most to you.

Demonstrate your commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards, support your career advancement, grow your network and access everyday practical resources by becoming a RIBA Chartered Member.

Apply online Make an enquiry

Benefits from £17.17 a month*

RIBA Chartered membership

Commit to the highest standards

The RIBA affix is exclusive to RIBA Chartered Members for a reason.

  • Use the RIBA affix, title and crest to communicate your commitment to delivering to the highest professional and ethical standards in architecture
  • Use the RIBA red site signboard if you are a partner or director of your own practice
  • Enter the high-profile RIBA Awards, including the International Awards, which recognise and promote design innovation, sustainable technologies and meaningful social impact in the UK and across the world
RIBA Affiliate Member Lauren Westpfel from David Miller Architects

Everyday practical support

We provide a range of practical tools developed by architects for architects to help with the daily tasks.

  • Receive access to a digital package of RIBA publications, guidance and approved documents
  • Receive a 50% discount off the cost of RIBA Contracts Online
  • Access the latest regulations and legislation with information, publications and podcasts about the Construction Design and Management Regulations and how to take on the new Principal Designer role
RIBA Chartered membership

Access to specialist knowledge, resources, expertise and advice

Develop all the knowledge and skills you need to perform to the highest professional and ethical standards every day.

  • Receive up to a 50% discount off the cost of the RIBA CPD Programme on a wide range of topics including law, marketing, finance, legislation, GDPR and regulations
  • Receive up to a 50% discount off the cost of our professional events and discover new ways to take opportunities and overcome challenges
  • Exclusive access to our Members Information Service team, who listen carefully to what you need before connecting them to a solution that works
  • Exclusive access to our Specialist Practice Consultants, who provide you with legal, technical and professional support.
RIBA Chartered membership

Learn from inspiring projects and get in-depth analysis of the big issues

Join over 150,000 people attending our events, exhibitions and talks each year.

  • Receive free or up to 50% discounted entry at all our architectural talks and events
  • Receive the RIBA Journal in print and digital, covering the big issues, in-depth and with plenty of analysis
  • Receive weekly original published content packed with practical advice for members about how to thrive in a changing regulatory and business environment

How it works

group Your name will be put forward for election at the next Membership Admissions Committee, usually the 15th of each month
email Email confirmation of join submission will be sent within 5 working days
star Once registered receive instant access to your RIBA affix and other benefits
card_giftcard Receive welcome pack and certificate within 4 weeks of election
Make an enquiry

Eligibility Criteria


to become a Chartered member, you need 1 of the following:

  • RIBA Parts 1, 2 and 3 (or equivalent**)


to become a Chartered member, you need one of the following:

  • RIBA Parts 1, 2 and 3 (or equivalent**)
  • A qualification in architecture which is covered by the EU Professional Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC)
    access to the profession of architect in the EU country in which the qualification was gained
    a minimum of 2 years of professional practical experience 

*fees are calculated based on your qualifying criteria, location, and date of application. Read our list of subscription fees FAQs for more information.

**includes ARB exemptions and some CAA courses gained before 2012. Please contact us for more details.

Top image: Róisín Menon, RIBA Chartered Member, David Miller Architects


We have a wide range of membership packages available. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can help you decide which best suits your needs.

Contact us by email or use our quick enquiry form, and our Membership team will be in touch as soon as possible.


keyboard_arrow_up To top