I have Irish qualifications

If you have completed a prescribed qualification in architecture from an Irish university and have passed the Irish Professional Practice Exam you are eligible for registration through Route A1.

If you have completed a prescribed qualification in architecture from an Irish university and have  obtained the relevant post graduate professional licensing examination for admission to the profession in a non-EU Member State you may consider Route B. 

Route B requires an applicant to have obtained practical experience in Ireland and to demonstrate that they are familiar with Irish building legislation, standards, statutory obligations and contract administration.

Applicants who do not meet the above requirement must complete an RIAI accredited and specified professional practice examination to be eligible for registration in Ireland.

If you have completed a prescribed qualification in architecture from an Irish university and have acquired seven or more years’ post-graduate practical experience you may apply for an exemption from the Professional Practice Exam through Route C. The process allows applicants to demonstrate that they are familiar with Iris building legislation, standards, statutory obligations and contract administration. 

The Route B/C application process runs on the following biannual cycle:

Stage Autumn Cycle 2021 Spring Cycle 2022 Autumn Cycle 2022 Spring Cycle 2023 Autumn Cycle 2023
Stage 1 04 October 2021 22 March 2022 03 October 2022 27 March 2023 02 October 2023
Determination of eligibility for Stage 2 25 October 2021 11 April 2022 24 October 2022 24 April 2023 24 October 2023
Stage 2 25 April 2022 04 October 2022 24 April 2023 02 October 2023 24 April 2024
Submission processing May October May October May
Assessment June November June November June
Interview July December/January July December/January July
Assessor Opinion Review September January/February September January/February September

All dates are indicative and may be subject to change.

Please click here to view a list of resources, which may be of assistance in preparing for Assessment.