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Become a RIBA Chartered Member

Individual Chartered Membership

What's your future worth?

RIBA Chartered Membership is an investment in your career, your practice and your profession. Get an edge on the competition, work smarter and make the right connections by joining the RIBA.

Membership pays for itself – sign up to become a Chartered member of the RIBA and receive RIBA Journal (worth £158) and unlimited access to You’ll also benefit from up to 25% off RIBA events, seminars and lectures and a FREE legal consultation.

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RIBA Chartered Membership is great value, starting from only £259 a year - less than £5 a week.
If you sign up now, the rest of 2017 is free.

RIBA Chartered Membership

Be outstanding

RIBA Chartered Membership helps you stand out from the crowd. It demonstrates to your clients and colleagues that you are committed to professional excellence. It says you are one of the best.

  • Use the RIBA letters after your name and the title Charted Architect
  • Use the RIBA crest on your website, business cards or drawings
  • Enter the RIBA regional, national and international awards and competitions
RIBA Chartered Membership

Be connected

Sometimes it really is who you know that makes all the difference. RIBA Chartered Membership enables you to make the right connections with experienced practitioners and like-minded individuals. You can also feel safe in the knowledge that someone has got your back when you need help.

  • Learn from the best by attending more than 400 local and national networking opportunities
  • Get involved with your regional office or join a special interest group
  • Take advantage of a range of on and offline opportunities to receive mentoring
RIBA Chartered Membership

Be inspired

A passion for architecture is something all RIBA Chartered Members share. RIBA encourages you to think differently with our thought-provoking events, programmes and publications.

  • Receive 20% off events, seminars and lectures
  • Receive an annual subscription to RIBA Journal (worth £158) and RIBAJ
  • Fast track your career with our Future Leaders programme, Principal Designer course and Guerrilla Tactics events
RIBA Chartered Membership

Be informed

Knowledge is power. With greater understanding and more finely tuned skills, we can be better architects. RIBA Chartered Membership can support your development.

  • Receive FREE legal advice on issues such as CDM regulations, intellectual property, fees and contract issues
  • Benefit from more than 1,200 FREE in-house CPD materials and opportunities and low cost seminars across the UK
  • Work smarter with access to a range of tools such as our latest guidance on CDM 2015 and the Principal Designer role and get to grips with BIM, digital design, business management, regulations and legal issues

How it works

group Your name will be put forward for election at the next Membership Admissions Committee, usually the 15th of each month
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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, and date of application.

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


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.


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