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  • Scheme for Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

    This survey closed on Monday 29th November 2021. ARB will now be analysing responses and will publish a report of our findings in 2022. The Architects Registration Board (ARB) is the regulator of the architect profession. Architects play a vital role in creating a built environment that is safe, sustainable and where everyone in society can live well. ARB’s duties are set in legislation and require ARB to: Maintain the Architects Register, the definitive record of all UK... More
    Closed 28 November 2021
  • Proposed changes to the Investigations and Professional Conduct Committee Rules and associated guidance

    The Architects Registration Board (ARB) is the professional regulator of architects. We maintain a Register to protect the public, so that anyone using an architect’s services, or a building designed by an architect, can be reassured that the design has been developed by an appropriately qualified person. As part of its role in maintaining the Register, ARB must take action where serious concerns are raised about the conduct or competence of an architect. ... More
    Closed 20 December 2021
  • Initial routes to education and training

    This survey closed on Monday 10th January 2022. The Architects Registration Board (ARB) is the regulator of the architect profession. Architects play a vital role in creating a built environment that is safe, sustainable and where everyone in society can live well. ARB’s duties are set in legislation and require ARB to: Maintain the Architects Register, the definitive record of all UK architects Set the education and training... More
    Closed 9 January 2022
  • Consultation on draft guidance for Professional Indemnity Insurance

    The regulatory requirement for PII As the statutory regulator for the architects' profession, ARB ensures only those who are suitably competent are allowed to practise as architects. We do this by approving the qualifications required to join the Register of Architects. We set the standards of conduct and practice the profession must meet and take action when any architect falls below the required standards of conduct or competence. ARB expects all... More
    Closed 4 July 2022
  • Publication of disciplinary orders

    ARB’s role and the Register of Architects The Architects Registration Board (ARB) is an independent professional regulator, established by Parliament as a statutory body, through the Architects Act, in 1997. We are accountable to government. The law gives us a number of core functions: To ensure only those who are suitably competent are allowed to practise as architects. We do this by approving the qualifications required to join the UK Register of Architects. We... More
    Closed 5 July 2022
  • UK Adaptation Assessment

    Introduction The ARB is an independent professional regulator, established by Parliament as a statutory body, through the Architects Act, in 1997. We are accountable to government. The law gives us a number of core functions which include: Ensuring only those who are suitably competent are allowed to practise as architects. We do this by approving the architecture qualifications required to join the... More
    Closed 9 September 2022
  • Proposed rules to establish an Appeals Committee

    The Architects Registration Board (ARB) is an independent professional regulator, established by Parliament as a statutory body, through the Architects Act 1997. We are accountable to government. The law gives us a number of core functions: To ensure only those who are suitably competent are allowed to practise as architects. We do this by approving the qualifications required to join the UK Register of Architects. We maintain a publicly available Register of... More
    Closed 9 December 2022
  • Consultation on draft guidance for a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme

    ARB has been given new powers in the Building Safety Act 2022 to monitor the training and development architects carry out throughout their careers. When ARB’s new CPD scheme is introduced, it will be mandatory. All architects on the UK Register will have to confirm they have undertaken CPD on an annual basis, as a condition of their ongoing registration. This consultation invites views on the detail of ARB’s scheme before it is finalised and introduced. Draft guidance on... More
    Closed 3 January 2023
  • Tomorrow's Architects: ARB consultation on education and training reforms

    Architects play a crucial role in creating a built environment that is safe, sustainable and where everyone in society can live well. As the professional regulator, ARB’s main function is to ensure all those who are on the UK Register are competent. We do this in a number of ways, but this consultation is about a fundamental overhaul of the regulatory framework for the education and training of architects. This means we are proposing to change the way in which we ensure those who study... More
    Closed 10 May 2023
  • Consultation on proposed updates to ARB’s plagiarism policy

    The Architects Registration Board (ARB) is an independent professional regulator, established by Parliament as a statutory body, through the Architects Act 1997. We are accountable to government. The law gives us a number of core functions: To ensure only those who are suitably competent are allowed to practise as architects. We do this by approving the qualifications required to join the UK Register of Architects. We maintain a publicly... More
    Closed 17 December 2023
  • International routes to the UK Register of Architects: Survey for Employers

    About ARB The Architects Registration Board (ARB) is an independent professional regulator, established by Parliament as a statutory body, through the Architects Act 1997. We are accountable to government. The law gives us a number of core functions:  To ensure only those who are suitably competent are allowed to practise as architects. We do this by approving the qualifications required to join the UK Register of Architects. We maintain a publicly available... More
    Closed 5 February 2024
  • International routes to the UK Register of Architects: Survey for EU qualified architects

    About ARB The Architects Registration Board (ARB) is an independent professional regulator, established by Parliament as a statutory body, through the Architects Act 1997. We are accountable to government. The law gives us a number of core functions:  To ensure only those who are suitably competent are allowed to practise as architects. We do this by approving the qualifications required to join the UK Register of Architects. We maintain a publicly available... More
    Closed 5 February 2024
  • Fees for accredited learning providers: your views

    ARB exists to protect the public and uphold confidence in the profession of architects. We do this by assuring the public that those on the Architects Register are suitably qualified and competent. Our legislation sets out in more detail how we fulfil this important role on behalf of the public. In particular, the law requires us to accredit (referred to in legislation as ‘prescribe’) those qualifications leading to registration. Between 2021 and 2023 we engaged and consulted with... More
    Closed 16 February 2024
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