It is understood Salisbury has failed to comply with the board's strict PII rules - rules which he argues fall outside the ARB's current remit - by refusing to reveal whether or not he has PII cover.
Last year the Oxford-based architect resigned from his membership of the board following a number of spats, including disagreements over the board's PII position.
The news that he will now face the wrath of the PCC has, therefore, not come as a surprise to the former RIBA presidential candidate.
He said: 'This was inevitable, as I made the issue a very high-profile matter when I was a member of the board.
'It is an issue of principle and I don't intend to give in over it.'
Salisbury has also questioned the timing of the move, which comes just weeks after the recent board elections.
He said: 'It is interesting why my case has been chosen now, especially seeing as I first raised this issue in 1999 and there are several cases ahead of me.
Salisbury added: 'I shall be very well prepared, and if I am successful my defence could be applied to other cases.'