ARB does not directly recognise any qualifications from outside the United Kingdom, so I need to pass the Board’s own Prescribed Examination at the relevant level if I wish to progress towards registering as an architect in the UK. Examinations normally run every three months on the first Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in January, April, July, and October.
Before dates for the examination are set, I must submit:
• a completed application form with the prescribed material to confirm eligibility (certificates, transcripts information about the curricular content of the course of study completed etc.) • a completed Comparative Matrix, along with all my supporting material backing up whether it meets the ARB criteria. • the prescribed fee. £1671 per part, so would be £1671 for part 1 in October this year or January 2014 (depending on my confidence level), and £1671 for part 2 in 2014 or Apr 2014. All being well, I will be notified of the dates of examination within three weeks of the application being received and accepted by the Board.
The Examination (same for part1 and part2)
The examiners, in the first instance within a period of up to 60 minutes, will make a judgment as to whether or not the Comparative Matrix and supporting material demonstrate that either: (a) all the criteria are met; or
(b) half or more of the criteria are met
If the Comparative Matrix and supporting material is considered by the examiners to meet the requirements of (a) or (b) above, the examiners will prepare a series of questions to ask the candidate orally at the examination interview. This interview will be for a period of up to 45 minutes.
If the Registrar is satisfied, taking into account the report of the examiners and any reports or advice from the independent examiner(s), that the candidate has demonstrated the required standard of competence, he or she shall notify the candidate...