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Join the RIBA

Join as an individual chartered member

This form is for first-time applications for Individual Chartered Membership.

If you’re re-joining, please download the readmission form and return it to us, or contact us directly.

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Before you start

You must meet one of the following criteria, and if possible, have the required documents ready to upload before you proceed.

If you're based in the UK you'll need to either:

  • Have RIBA recognised Part 1, 2 and 3 qualifications*
  • OR have an architectural qualification listed in the European Union directive EC/2005/36
    + Access to the profession of architect
    At least 2 years of practical experience (which can be gained during or after your qualification, from any country)*

If you're based outside the UK, you'll need to either:

  • Have RIBA recognised Part 1, 2 and 3 qualifications*
  • Have RIBA recognised Part 1 and 2 qualifications, plus a combined total of at least 2 years of practical experience*
  • Have an architectural qualification listed in the European Union directive EC/2005/36
    Access to the profession of architect
    At least 2 years of practical experience (which can be gained during or after your qualification, from any country)*
  • Have full architect membership of one of the eligible 12 international institutes*

* Check which specific documents are required, or if your international institute is listed. 

You can submit your documents separately after applying if you wish to proceed without them, but this may cause delays.

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If you don't meet these criteria, you may still be eligible for membership - contact us to find out more. Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm:

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