CIAT is recognised as the UK Competent Authority for Chartered Architectural Technologists. The functions of a Competent Authority are to:

  • Receive and consider applications and make decisions on the competence of the person applying to work as a Chartered Architectural Technologist
  • Work in close collaboration with other competent authorities 
  • Provide assistance to other competent authorities
  • Ensure confidentiality of information exchanged
  • Act as a contact point for the regulated profession and
  • Provide information and advice to citizens regarding recognition of the professional qualification and associated legislation.