- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 05 Nov 2020
RIBA Chartered Practice
The professional designation ‘Chartered Practice’ is legally protected by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). This means that only architectural practices that are accredited by the RIBA can use the label ‘RIBA Chartered Practice’, use the logo, and include or display the certificate in proposals, bids or offices.
- At least one of the full-time principals (Director or Partner) must be an RIBA chartered member.
- A chartered architect (i.e. on the ARB register) must supervise all architectural work.
- At least 1 in 10 staff must be an RIBA chartered member.
- At least 1 in 8 staff must be on the ARB register, an RIBA associate member, or a CIAT member.
- The practice must have an appropriate professional indemnity insurance policy.
- The practice must have an appropriate quality management system and health and safety policy.
- The practice must have a written employment policy and an appropriate CPD framework in place.
- The practice must have an annual external audit with a ‘renewal’ audit every three years.
All Chartered Practices have to apply each year to maintain that status, and will not be eligible if they no longer meet the above criteria, or if they make a false/incorrect statement on the application form.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Architect's Registration Board.
- Chartered institute.
- Chartered surveyor.
- Construction professional.
- How to become an architect.
- Practice management.
- Professional body.
- Professional conduct.
- Professional practice.
- RIBA professional conduct guidance.
- The architectural profession.
- Types of practice.
Featured articles and news
Heritage on the edge?
Prioritising tax considerations.
The four D creative process: discover, define, develop and deliver.
National Cyber Security Centre initiative is announced.
Reviewing trends and projections.
Legislation will establish initiatives to move towards net zero.
How to document contractor employment status.
Tech tools to help manage people and space post-pandemic.
A style that ranges from mock Tudor to arts and crafts to the 'Wrenaissance'.
Free guide from Secured by Design.
BREEAM strategy for sustainability and the circular economy.
Free tool to improve the construction programming process.
Are buildings doing what they're supposed to be doing?
Cities with quick access to everything by foot or bike.