Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD obligations help to ensure that architects maintain their competence to practice within a rapidly changing profession. CPD is also for consumer protection.

Members of the RSUA are required to do the following each year:

  • At least 19.5 hours per year from the RIBA's prescribed core curriculum for CPD
  • At least 15.5 hours of professional development in other subjects relevant to one's own CPD needs
  • Record activity via the RIBA's CPD record sheet (preferably on-line)
  • Plan CPD via the RIBA's professional development plan (preferably on-line)

The RIBA will, at the end of each year monitor a random sample of chartered members' CPD and will ask to see CPD record sheets if the member is not keeping an on-line record.

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