The Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) announces that the Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV) has approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as one way for practising architects to maintain and enhance their professional knowledge and skills.

New regulations introduced this year to the Architect’s Act (Architects Regulations 2015) require practising architects to maintain the appropriate level of knowledge, skill and competence. CPD participation will ensure architects can enhance professional knowledge and skills, maintain technical excellence and better serve the community and profession.

Effective July 2016, practising architects will be asked to affirm that they have met the CPD requirements each year when they pay their annual registration fee. The time period that CPD must have been undertaken will be flexible in the first year, allowing members to log CPD hours attended prior to July 2015, so long as they are recent and relevant.

Detailed information on changes to CPD requirements in Victoria can be accessed on the ARBV website.