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I have non-EU qualifications
If your qualification in architecture was awarded in a non-EU Member State and you have obtained the relevant post graduate professional licencing examination for admission to the profession in that state you may be eligible to apply through Route B.
Route B requires an applicant to have obtained practical experience in Ireland and to demonstrate that they are familiar with Irish building legislation, standards, statutory obligations and contract administration.
Applicants who do not meet the above professional licencing and/or practical experience requirements must complete an RIAI accredited and specified professional practice examination to be eligible for registration in Ireland.
If you have not completed the relevant post graduate professional licencing examination for admission to the profession in your state, or if the state where you were awarded the qualification does not require completion of a post-graduate professional licencing examination for admission to the profession but you have acquired seven or more years post-graduate practical experience, four of which have been in Ireland, you may apply for an exemption from the Professional Practice Exam. This is known as Route C.
The Route C application process runs on the following biannual cycle:
|Stage||Autumn Cycle 2019||Spring Cycle 2020||Autumn Cycle 2020||Spring Cycle 2021|
|Stage 1||07 October 2019||13 March 2020||05 October 2020||22 March 2021|
|Determination of eligibility for Stage 2||21 October 2019||02 April 2020||02 October 2020||01 April 2021|
|Stage 2||27 April 2020||05 October 2020||26 April 2021||04 October 2021|
|Assessor Opinion Review||September||January/February||September||January/February|
If you have no current experience practising in Ireland, or you cannot meet the professional licencing requirements of Route B or Route C you must complete the Irish Professional Practice Examination to be eligible for registration in Ireland.