Scheme for Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Closes 29 Nov 2021

Opened 18 Aug 2021


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 requirements for architects, by recognising the qualifications necessary for joining the Register
  • Ensure only appropriately qualified applicants from the UK and overseas join the Register
  • Set and enforce the professional standards expected of UK architects
  • Take action against those who call themselves an architect illegally.

Anyone using an architect’s services, or a building designed by one, has the right to expect that architects will maintain and develop their skills, knowledge, experience and behaviours on an ongoing basis throughout their career. 

Why your views matter

The Building Safety Bill introduced into Parliament in July 2021 is intended to give ARB powers to monitor the continuing professional development (CPD) of architects.

We are consulting you on the proposed principles for ARB’s scheme to monitor CPD, which we have developed following research amongst architects and stakeholders. We want to understand your views on these principles and on how ARB can effectively support the profession with a new scheme.

Tell us your views


  • Anyone from any background


  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Competence