Building Control Act 2007

From 1 May 2008, the Building Control Act 2007 introduced Registration of Title for architects in Ireland. The term 'architect' is protected and cannot be used alone or in combination with any other words or letters or name, title or description implying that the person is registered. A person found guilty of misuse of title is liable to a fine or imprisonment or both.

Statement of Phil Hogan, Minister, Department of Environment, Community & Local Government in relation to the ARAE Examination.

'INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE REGISTRATION ARRANGEMENTS FOR ARCHITECTS' prepared by Mr. Garrett Fennell (at the request of Mr. Phil Hogan, TD Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government).

Directive 2005/36/EU:
Recognition of Professional Qualifications

The Qualifications Directive came into force in October 2007 and replaces the Architects Directive 85/384/EC. Article 46 – Training of Architects sets out the requirements for the knowledge and skills of an architect. The Competent Authority for Ireland under this Directive is the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI).

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI)
The RIAI is the Registration body for Ireland under the Building Control Act 2007.

RIAI Admissions
Route F- Applications for admission to the Register of Architects through a prescribed Register Admission Examination.

ArchInfo (UCD Richview Architecture Library)
ARAE examination candidates will be provided with annual membership of ArchInfo at Richview Library for 2017.