Appeals Overview

You may appeal a decision to refuse your entry to the Register of Architects. There are two different procedures depending on the decision you are appealing; statutory and non-statutory. Both mechanisms provide for appeals on procedural and substantive grounds.

Statutory Appeals

If you are appealing a decision made by a board or body established under The Building Control Act 2007 you should address yourself to the Statutory Appeals Board.

Section 25 of The Building Control Act 2007, provides that:

“A person adversely affected by a decision of the Admissions Board, the Technical Assessment Board or the Professional Conduct Committee may appeal to the Appeals Board against the decision.”

Applicants are advised of their right of access to the statutory appeals system when advised of the relevant board’s decision. 

The RIAI staff member handling the statutory appeals process is RIAI Professional Standards Officer Geraldine Hall.

Non-statutory Appeals

The RIAI is required to make a range of decisions relevant to the admissions process in its capacity as a professional body (as opposed to a statutory body).  These include Route C assessments and membership decisions. Such decisions may be appealed under the RIAI non-statutory appeals policy (2012).

Non-statutory appeals are handled by the Education Department.