RIBA Chartered Practice Membership

RIBA Chartered Practices are the only architectural practices endorsed and promoted by the RIBA, through commitments to quality assurance, business management and client service.

Whether you’re a sole practitioner or a larger practice with multiple offices, accreditation sends a strong signal to clients, employees and the wider construction industry that your business is committed to excellence in design and service delivery, and provides you with vital business and marketing support and tools.


Only RIBA Chartered Practices are promoted and endorsed by the RIBA, and get to use:

  • the RIBA Chartered Practice logo on your website, email signature, company stationary and drawings
  • Chartered Practice Certificate for inclusion in business proposals, bids and tender documents or display in your office
  • RIBA site signboards, designed to provide effective and professional promotion for registered RIBA Chartered Practices
  • Find an Architect – our online directory of RIBA Chartered Practices that lets you showcase your best work to over 1.7 million potential clients a year
  • Inclusion in ‘The List’ – our annual printed directory of RIBA Chartered Practices distributed to over 7,000 key clients, from local government to corporate developers
  • Client Referrals and the RIBA Client Services Team, creating bespoke shortlists of Chartered Practices for private, public and commercial clients in the UK and overseas
  • RIBA Chartered Practices are exclusively offered the chance to spend a day giving consultations to potential clients at major shows and exhibitions


Access a suite of tools and business advice to help you run your business day-to-day

  • The RIBA Chartered Practice Toolbox – detailed guidance, checklists and templates for implementing a complete in-house  Quality Management System plus UK compliant  policies on Health and Safety, Environmental Management, and Employment
  • 24/7 Business Support with online business information, plus unlimited access to a team of HR, Health & Safety, Tax and Reward professionals via the RIBA Business Support Helpline.
  • Guidance with a range of issues including copyright/ intellectual property, legal & contractual issues, employee rights and employer obligations and more.
  • RIBA Business Benchmarking Survey – our interactive reporting tool which allows you make detailed and impartial comparisons of practice management across the UK
  • RIBA Chartered Practice Newsletter – our exclusive email providing updates on industry, the RIBA, potential clients and opportunities


The RIBA is committed to promoting best employment practice and equal opportunities in the architectural profession. Chartered Practices receive access to:

  • The RIBA Employment Policy Guide
  • The RIBA Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy Guide
  • The RIBA Health & Safety Policy Guide
  • RIBA CPD Club and CPD Courses – Up to 57% discount on RIBA core CPD and 30% discount on in-house course deliver
  • RIBA Appointments – 25% discount on job adverts or full recruitment service via RIBA appointments


RIBA Chartered Practices can enjoy:

  • RIBA Pension Scheme – 25% discount on the sign-up fee and annual fee
  • Sage Discount Price Plan – 30% discount on all versions of Sage software, support, training and stationery
  • RIBA CPD Club and CPD Courses – Up to 57% discount on RIBA core CPD and 30% discount on in-house course delivery
  • RIBA Appointments – 25% discount on job adverts or full recruitment service via RIBA appointments
  • RIBA Venue hire – 25% discount on room and venue hire at 66 Portland Place