A review of the APC and CPD requirements of five built environment professional bodies

Tim Howarth

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Built environment higher education is significantly concerned with education for the professions. This is reflected in the substantial number of professionally accredited built environment degree courses and by the fact that degree course study underpins a significant route to membership of many professional institutions. This working paper reviews the entry requirements – the assessment of professional competence (APC) - and the continuous professional development (CPD) requirements of five built environment professional institutions. The five professional institutions included within this review are: § Association of Building Engineers (ABE); § Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB); § Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA); § Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); and § Royal Town Planners Institute (RTPI). These Professional Institutions accredit a significant number of Built Environment courses and are all members of the Construction Industry Council (CIC). The review provides a consolidated source of reference for tutors, higher education applicants, students and graduates of accredited built environment courses, novice professionals working towards professional membership and current professional body members undertaking CPD activities.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCardiff
PublisherHigher Education Academy
ISBN (Print)1905148100
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

Publication series

NameCEBE Working paper
PublisherCentre for Education in the Built Environment (CEBE), Higher Education Academy
ISSN (Electronic)1744-9847


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