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Parla is now a RIBA accredited CPD provider!

January 11, 2023

We are very happy and proud to announce that we have now received our accreditation, and are starting to deliver our first seminars to architects, specifiers and interior designers.

Receiving our RIBA accreditation has been a new marker of success for us in the journey of continuing the legacy of our forefathers.

Founded in 1837 for the advancement of architecture, The Royal Institute of British Architects is a professional body for architects primarily in the United Kingdom, but also internationally. A global professional membership body that is driving excellence in architecture, RIBA aims to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment.

Becoming an architect is not a quick and easy task in the UK. The typical route involves five years study at university and completion of a minimum of two years’ practical experience, after which an architect can become a RIBA member. All architects must be registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB), with most taking up RIBA membership also. If an individual is without either credential then they may be operating unregulated, not able to offer guarantees of their ability to deliver the service required and creating an unsafe built environment.

The credentials of architects are taken seriously, and doing continuing professional development (CPD) is obligatory for all RIBA Chartered Members wherever they are based. Through CPD, chartered architects stay up to date, competent, professional, capable and resilient and are also able to learn new skills and specialisms. All RIBA Chartered Members everywhere are required to undertake and record 35 hours of relevant CPD each year as evidence of maintaining competence through continuous learning.

RIBA has a really good system in place for architects to access CPD – they have set up a CPD Providers Network that consists of over 500 manufacturers and suppliers, training companies and advisory organisations, who provide RIBA-approved CPD seminars free of charge, to architects and other specifiers.

The CPD material is available in a wide choice of material types and formats including seminars, conferences, articles, websites, factory tours, courses, books, product literature, videos and blogs.

To become accredited, RIBA rigorously assesses the company and the seminars offered, and makes sure the seminars cover a wide range of interesting and varied topics, from all areas of the RIBA Core Curriculum. So, now as an accredited supplier of CPD Seminars, we are excited to share our specific areas of knowledge and expertise widely with the A&D Community; our first Seminar is on PVD Coating, an interesting sustainable method that can be used in many different ways.

We would love to deliver our first CPD Seminar to as many architecture firms as possible, so please get in touch via our webform below to book us in.

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