RIBA Core Curriculum

The RIBA Core Curriculum was created by the RIBA for its members, to ensure that learning activities covered key architectural skills. All RIBA-approved CPD material is classified to one or more areas of the Core Curriculum.

Chartered Architects are obliged to undertake a minimum of 20 of their yearly 35 hours CPD from this curriculum, and must fulfil two hours of CPD from each of the ten key topic areas.

RIBA-approved CPD earns Chartered Architects double points.

The RIBA Core Curriculum topic areas are:

  • Architecture for social purpose
  • Health, safety and wellbeing
  • Business, clients and services
  • Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance
  • Procurement and contracts
  • Sustainable architecture
  • Inclusive environments
  • Places, planning and communities
  • Building conservation and heritage
  • Design, construction and technology

Selecting a RIBA Core Curriculum topic area on ribacpd.com takes the user to the topic overview, which summarises what could be included within the selected topic and lists Providers with CPD content related to the selected topic area.

Provider list

Selecting a company from the listing will link to an Overview of that Provider’s CPD.