Application Process

Accreditation is for an individual, and so we need information about you and your work. We require basic information outlining your qualifications, experience and CPD record to consider an application. We then need you to demonstrate your experience and competence in conservation by submitting five case studies showing your experience and approach. You should be registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) with at least five years of post-part II experience. 

Accreditation lasts five years, after which re-accreditation is required to ensure that active practice and competence have been maintained. The process for re-accreditation is streamlined to reflect this.

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Your application will go through a rigorous assessment process. Starting with initial checks for compliance by the administrator. It will then be read by one of our assessment teams, consisting of two AABC accredited Architect Assessors and one non-Architect who is informed and interested in architectural conservation. The team recommends a decision to our supervisory panel, which moderates all the assessment teams' decisions. This whole process can take up to 4 months from the round closure, but we hope to get results to everyone sooner than this. 

Application round closes

  • 31 March
  • 31 July
  • 30 November

Please use the 'Apply to Become a Member' button for new and re-accreditation applications. The application can be updated as many times as you require; simply log in and complete your personal details. The option is also available to upload projects as and when they are finished, which should enable all applications to be completed over the preceding 5-year period that the application requires.

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