跳到內容

加入香港建築師學會

Membership
As Member
 

An individual, possessing the architectural education qualifications recognised by the Institute or with a non-local professional qualification, can become a full member of the Institute and hence admitted by the Architects Registration Board, HKSAR (ARB) as a Registered Architect (RA) in Hong Kong under the Architects Registration Ordinance of the Hong Kong SAR Government by taking

  • - HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment (PA) (see below the third session); or,
  • - Non-Local Architectural Professional (NLAP) (see below the fourth session)

 

 

Not all architectural programmes are accredited / recognised by HKIA/ARB. Please click "Eligibility for the PA" to find an accredited architectural programme for the purpose of applying HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment.

 

The ARB has entrusted the Institute with the administration of the above assessment systems.

 

Application Form (Member)

As Associate
 

 

An individual, who has

 

 

 

(a)

a professional diploma / degree in Architecture obtained on completion of a five-year or equivalent, full-time course of study, which is recognised by a national accrediting body in the country in which the degree is conferred.

 

 

 

AND

 

 

 

(b)(i)

being a current full member of an established architectural institution which has a status equivalent to that of HKIA in its country of origin at the time of application. OR

 

(b)(ii)

possessing professional experience in architecture or in a related field for a minimum of 5 years full time obtained after the acquisition of a professional diploma / degree in Architecture as required in (a) above.

 

 

 

OR

 

 

 

(b)(iii)

are working as a full-time teaching staff of the course(s) of study in architecture in a University or tertiary institution recognised by the Institute with certification of the Head of the Department at the time of application.

 

 

 

May apply for Associate of the Institute

 

 

 

Application Form (Associate)

As Graduate Member

 

An individual, who possesses a degree or diploma in architectural studies from a University or tertiary institution recognised by the Institute, or has passed any professional examination in architecture recognised by the Institute, can apply for Graduate Member.

 

 

 

Application Form (Graduate Member)

As Affiliate

 

An individual, with a recognised associate degree/higher diploma in architectural/building construction related studies obtained from HKSAR tertiary institution and having a connection with the architectural profession, can apply for Affiliate of the Institute.

 

 

 

-

Eligibility, Criteria and Admission Routing

As Student Member

 

Students, enrolling in courses of study in Architecture in a University or tertiary institution recognised by the Institute, can apply for Student Members.

 

 

 

Application Form (Student Member)

 

Application Form chinese version (Student Member)

As Corporate Member

 

Corporate Members shall be corporations carrying on an architectural practice in Hong Kong that has –

 

(1)

at least one of the directors of the corporation being a Foundation Member, a Member, or a Fellow of the Institute;

 

 

 

AND

 

 

 

(2)(a)

at least 30% of the directors of the corporation being Foundation Members, Members, and/or Fellows of the Institute;

 

 

 

OR

 

 

 

(2)(b)

at least 30% of the voting rights of the corporation being held by Foundation Members, Members, and/or Fellows of the Institute.

 

 

 

Application Form (Corporate Member)

Reinstatement of HKIA Membership
Accreditation
What’s accreditation?

 

The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB) jointly established criteria and procedures for accreditation of architectural programmes in local universities.  This accreditation establishes the academic standards appropriate for admission to the HKIA and for registration as an architect in Hong Kong.

 

HKIA/ARB Accreditation of Architectural Programmes Criteria and Procedures (Last updated in June 2019)

 

 

 
List of HKIA/ARB Accredited Programmes

 

Not all architectural programmes are accredited / recognised by HKIA/ARB.  The following allows you to find an accredited architectural programme for the purpose of applying HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment.

 

If you study in Hong Kong, please click the below link and refer to (a).

If you study outside Hong Kong, please click the below link and refer to (b) and (c).

 

Eligibility for the PA

 

 

 

 
HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment (PA)
Eligibility for PA
Assessment Components

Professional Assessment comprises two components

 

 

 

1)

Written Papers

 

 

 

Paper

Subject

1

Statutory Controls in Building Works

2

Building Contracts, Professional Practice, Professional Conduct, Conditions of Agreement & Scale of Charges

3

Building Structures

4

Building Services & Environmental Controls

5

Building Materials & Technology

6

Site Design

7

Building Design

8

Case Study

 

 

 

2)

Professional Interview

 

 

 

 

Candidates shall have passed or be exempted from all 8 written papers within 8 successive years before they are allowed to attend the professional interview.

 

 

For detail information on papers, syllabuses and reading lists, please refer to HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment Handbook Appendix D.

Sample PA Questions

 

Below are some sample questions and selected past questions for general reference only. The exact format of the papers may be changed or modified from year to year.

 

Sample Questions (MC Questions only)

 

-

Paper 1

 

-

Paper 2

 

-

Paper 3

 

-

Paper 4

 

-

Paper 5

 

Past Questions (Essay / Design Questions)

  

 

-

Paper 1 Statutory Controls in Building Works (Essay Questions 2005 - 2018) NEW!

 

-

Paper 2 Building Contracts, Professional Practice, Professional Conduct, Conditions of Agreement & Scale of Charges (Essay Questions 2005 - 2018) NEW!

 

-

Paper 6 Site Design (PA2001 - PA2018) NEW!

 

-

Paper 7 Building Design (2001 - 2018) NEW!

PA Lecture & Seminar Series

1)

Purpose

 

 

 

The Institute conducts annually a course of lectures and seminars to assist candidates to better understand the requirements and contents of the Professional Assessment. The lectures and seminars are intended to be informative but not tutorial. Though not mandatory, candidates are advised to attend these lectures and seminars

 

 

2)

Schedule and Enrolment for PA Lectures & Seminars

 

 

- HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment - Lecture & Seminar Series 2019 (Papers 1, 6 & 7) NEW!

-

HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment - Lecture & Seminar Series 2019 (Papers 2 & 8)

-

HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment - Lecture & Seminar Series 2019 (Papers 3, 4 & 5)
Rules for the PA

 

For the detail information on the Rules for the Professional Assessment, please refer to the HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment Handbook Section 2.8.

Registration for the PA
HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment Handbook
Notice and Announcement
E-logbook

E-logbook available now at www.joinhkia.net

We are glad to announce that the e-logbook is launched at the e-Self Service System at http://www.joinhkia.net/. E-logbook will replace the hard copy of logbook from now on.

According to Professional Assessment (PA) Handbook, for candidates who wish to take Paper 1,2,6,7 and 8, they must each submit the original of the HKIA logbook demonstrating that they have complied with the required practical training. Each candidate must submit the nomination form(s) of Adviser(s) and Office Supervisor(s) to HKIA at least one year prior to the Professional Assessment viz. the last working day of October of the preceding year.

Candidates are required to register and login the e-Self Service System for the set-up of their own e-logbook. Prior to using the e-logbook functions, candidates are required to complete all information in “My Profile”. Fresh candidates are required to submit their logsheets, summary of practical experience, adviser consultation form and architect’s permission form through the e-Self Service System.

Kindly note that, candidates are, however, required to print out all forms for the endorsement and signatures of concerned persons and submit the original true copy to the HKIA for completion of submission of logbook. 


Please click here to set up your own e-logbook now.

 

 

HKIA/ARB List of Professional Assessment Advisers
Frequently Asked Questions
Non-Local Architectural Professional (NLAP)
Eligibility

 

 

 

1)

Non-Local Architectural Professionals Qualifications

 

 

A holder of the professional registration by a national registration body of architects recognized by HKIA/ARB as below.

 

 

Country

Registration Board

Australia

Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA)

Canada

By provincial registration

People Republic of China

National Administration Board of Architectural Registration (NABAR)
中華人民共和國一級註冊建築師

New Zealand

Architects Education and Registration Board, New Zealand (AERB)

United Kingdom

Architects Registration Board (ARB)

USA

National Council of Architects Registration Boards (NCARB)

 


Professional qualifications other than the list above will be considered case by case based on applicant’s individual merits.

 

2)

Relevant Local Practical Experience

 

 

a)

With overall (local + overseas) post-professional registration practical experience of not less than 15 years, or

 

 

b)

With recognised post-professional registration local practical experience of not less than 5 years.

 

 

For details, please refer to HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment Handbook Section 3.

Assessment Components

 

Non-local architectural professionals (Group A) applying to the Institute for admission shall

a)

Submit a case report

b)

Pass the Professional Interview

 

Non-local architectural professionals (Group B) applying to the Institute for admission shall

a)

Pass Papers 1 and 2 of the Professional Assessment

b)

Submit a case report

c)

Pass the Professional Interview

 

For details, please refer to HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment Handbook Section 3.

Registration