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Responses to the RIBA's core curriculum on continuing professional development (CPD) reect the importance of this issue to the future of the profession.

The ARB worked very closely with the RIBA in developing the core curriculum for two reasons: first, to assure the RIBA that anyone meeting its requirements would be likely to satisfy the ARB that they had maintained their competence, and second, to enable the ARB to assure the public about the competence of those on the register without placing any additional requirements on the vast majority of architects.

The RIBA has assured the ARB that its CPD scheme will also be available to the 30 per cent of registrants who are not RIBA members, and the ARB warmly welcomes this. The progress made on CPD reects the real working relationship between our two organisations, particularly in the areas of education, qualifications and prescription.

Because of initiatives such as the RIBA's, the ARB is about to consider proposals for a similar scheme, based on RIBA requirements, which will provide assurance to those using architects that the profession keeps up to date and maintains competence to practise. If agreed by the ARB, consultation with the profession and professional bodies will take place during the summer. We hope your readers will give us their views.

Alan Crane, chairman, ARB Prescription Committee

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