The process to become a Registered Architects in Jamaica is as follows;
- Professional Qualification in Architecture from a school accredited by the Commonwealth Association of Architects or equivalent
- Practical Experience under the supervision of a Registered Architect
- and the successful completed of the Professional Practice Examination
The Professional Practice Examination consist of three parts;
- a Case Study
- a Written Examination and
- the Oral Examination
The Professional Examination Syllabus, available from the ARB Secretariat, provides details of each these sections.
There are a series of examination seminars put on by the JIA in the month prior to each examination. Once an applicant has successfully completed these stages he/she will be entered into the Register and assigned a registration number. Registered Architects are required to be licensed to practice each year. An Architects good standing, CPD requirements and an annual fee will allow eligibility to be licensed.
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