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United Kingdom

Architect (United Kingdom)

  • Legal information

    Type of regulation: Protected title (without reserves of activities)
  • Reserved activities

    Reserved activities: There are no specific activities reserved to this profession. (EN)
    Translation(s): There are no specific activities reserved to this profession. (EN)
  • Qualification #1

    Method to obtain qualifications: Architects Registration Board prescribed (recognised) post-secondary education in architecture
    Most common path to obtain qualification: Architects Registration Board prescribed (recognised) post-secondary education: first cycle degree in architecture (Part 1); second cycle degree in architecture (Part 2) plus professional examination in architectural practice (Part 3)
    Duration of education/training programme: 7.0 Year
    Existence of mandatory traineeship: Yes
    Existence of State exam to access the profession: Yes
  • Restrictions

    Mandatory registration in professional bodies: Yes
    Limitations to the number of licenses granted: No
    Existence of territorial restrictions: No
    Restriction on the corporate form/type of entity to be used to exercise related activities: No
    Restrictions related to shareholding or voting rights: No
  • Joint practices and insurance

    Prohibitions on joint practices: No
    Requirement for professional indemnity insurance: Yes
    Insurance requirement applying for cross-border: Unanswered
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