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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 2022||Spring Cycle 2023||Autumn Cycle 2023||Spring Cycle 2024||Autumn Cycle 2024|
|Stage 1 submission deadline||03 October 2022||27 March 2023||02 October 2023||25 March 2024||07 October 2024|
|Determination of eligibility for Stage 2||24 October 2022||24 April 2023||24 October 2023||21 April 2024||28 October 2024|
|Stage 2 submission deadline||24 April 2023||02 October 2023||24 April 2024||07 October 2024||21 April 2025|
|Assessor Opinion Review||September||January/February||September||January/February||September|