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Applying for RIBA membership - documents required

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If you are based in the UK

If you are ARB registered please submit:

  • Details of your UK Part 1, 2 and 3 (or equivalent ARB exemptions)
  • Photo ID (a scan or copy of your passport, driving licence, or similar)

OR

  • Details of your EU qualification
  • Photo ID (a scan or copy of your passport, driving licence, or similar)
  • CV/Resume showing at least 2 years of architectural work experience

If you are not yet ARB registered please submit:

  • Details of your UK Part 1, 2 and 3 (or equivalent ARB exemptions)
  • Photo ID (a scan or copy of your passport, driving licence, or similar

OR

  • Details of your EU qualification
  • Photo ID (a scan or copy of your passport, driving licence, or similar)
  • A copy of your qualification(s) in architecture
  • CV/Resume showing at least 2 years of architectural work experience
  • A letter from an architectural registration body ("competent authority") confirming that your qualification is recognised by Directive EC/2005/36 - you are entitled to access the profession of architect in the country you qualified in.


If you are based outside the UK please submit:

  • Details of your UK Part 1, 2 and 3 (or equivalent ARB exemptions)
  • Photo ID (a scan or copy of your passport, driving licence, or similar)

OR

  • Details of your EU qualification
  • Photo ID (a scan or copy of your passport, driving licence, or similar)
  • A copy of your qualification(s) in architecture
  • CV/Resume showing at least 2 years of architectural work experience*
  • A letter from an architectural registration body ("competent authority") confirming that your qualification is recognised by Directive EC/2005/36 - you are entitled to access the profession of architect in the country you qualified in

* unless you are ARB registered - if so, refer to 'based in the UK' above.

OR

  • Details of your UK Part 1 and 2, plus 2 years's work experience
  • Photo ID (a scan or copy of your passport, driving license, or similar)
  • CV/Resume showing at least 2 years of architectural work experience

OR

  • Photo ID (a scan or copy of your passport, driving licence or similar)
  • Evidence of your full architect membership of one of these institutes:
    - American Institute of Architects (AIA)
    - Bond van Nederlandse Arkitekten (BNA)
    - Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA)
    - Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA)
    - Japan Institute of Architects (JIA)
    - New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA)
    - Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM)
    - Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)
    - Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)
    - Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI)
    - South African Institute of Architects (SAIA)
    - Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA)

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