Last edited 11 Apr 2018

What is a 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, offices, etc.

To qualify as a Chartered Practice, the practice must provide evidence of its compliance with the following criteria:

All Chartered Practices have to apply each year to maintain that status, but will not be eligible if they no longer meet the above criteria, or if they make a false/incorrect statement on the application form.

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