N.B.: You must read the Requirements for Affiliates in Practice document before completing.

Affiliate emblem
Affiliates registering their practice are able to use the affiliate emblem which can be downloaded here for use on stationery and promotional materials. This emblem must be used as per the Conditions of Use. If you are using the emblem, then please include it in your stationery uploads for approval.


Practice Registration Form for affiliates

This Form is for use by affiliates as defined within the Code of Conduct:

Individuals | Architectural Technology professionals who:

• are offering services directly to clients via self-employment (as defined in the Code of Conduct). 

Registering your practice

If you operate more than one practice (this includes subsidiaries), you must register each practice by completing a new Practice Registration Form for each practice.1

As per Clause B3 of the Code of Conduct:

b) Affiliates acting as principals shall:

i.    obtain and maintain formal registration of their practice with the Institute; and

ii. comply with the requirements for registration as published by the Institute from time to time.

Affiliates are restricted in their description of themselves by Clauses B1g), B2) and B5) of the Code. Until the affiliate status is successfully concluded (with the applicant’s acceptance as a Chartered Member) the applicant shall not:

a) use any designated suffix letters relating to CIAT such as ACIAT/ MCIAT/FCIAT;

b) advertise their status of the Institute as a professional qualification in their business dealings;

c) imply or hold out that they are qualified as a Chartered Architectural Technologist.

Affiliates may only advise their employers, clients, colleagues, professional indemnity insurers or other third parties that they are a “CIAT affiliate whilst working towards attaining Chartered Architectural Technologist, MCIAT status”.

Affiliates may use the affiliate emblem subject to obtaining a license for its use, as prescribed by the Board. The license is automatically awarded once an affiliate has completed the registration process and is accepted on the CIAT affiliates Register of Practices. Terms and conditions of its use apply which accompany the license and must be adhered to.

SECTION A – affiliate's details

As a requirement of your affiliate status you must ensure that the Practice Department is kept up to date with your current designations, i.e. if you lapse membership of another professional body or organisation, in writing. You must submit electronic copies of your revised practice stationery to demonstrate compliance. 

SECTION B – Practice Details

Please state below the details of all Company Directors or Equity Partners/Equity Associates/Equity LLP:

Please state names and professional qualifications of consultants at the practice:

Additional information

SECTION C – Practice Stationery and Promotional Materials

All items must be submitted or links attached for approval by the Institute,

Any changes to your Practice, which include, style, descriptions, details (phone numbers, social media links etc.) must be approved by the Practice Department prior to use. These proposed changes must be submitted electronically or with links to the Practice Department for approval.

Section D – Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII)

In compliance with Clause B4) of the Code of Conduct: 

Affiliates who:

a) provide services directly to a client shall obtain and maintain adequate professional indemnity insurance;

b) are principals of a practice providing services directly to clients shall ensure that adequate professional indemnity insurance is obtained and maintained by that practice.

You are required to submit a copy of their current schedule or certificate of cover showing the start and expiry date of professional indemnity insurance for the named practice in Section B.

SECTION F – Declaration

  • I submit this form and supporting documentation as an accurate record of my practice, as named in Section B
  • I understand the requirements as set out in the current versions of the Code of Conduct and the Requirements for Registration –affiliates in Practice.
  • I understand that all descriptors and/or titles I use must be accurate and factual both in the countries where I am based and all countries in which I offer and/or provide services,
  • As prescribed by the Institute’s Executive Board I may only advise my employers, clients, colleagues, my professional indemnity insurers or other third parties that I am a “CIAT affiliate" or "CIAT affiliate whilst working towards attaining Chartered Architectural Technologist, MCIAT status”.
  • If I cease to provide services to clients, I will advise the Institute in writing and take all actions as required by the Institute in compliance with the Code of Conduct.
  • If I operate more than one practice, I have applied for its/their registration with another Practice Registration Form for affiliates.
  • Confirm that a complaints handling procedure is in place for the practice to assist in resolving any perceived grievance by its clients.

I agree to accept the decision of the Institute regarding my practice registration and understand that the Institute must approve my business stationery (including websites and web pages), in any form (print or electronic). If at any time my practice circumstances change, or amendments are made to my stationery then I must notify the Institute by submit a new Practice Registration Form and gain the required approvals

[1]  If you are the Equity Director/Partner/LLP member/Principal of more than one practice, you will need to complete a Practice Registration Form for affiliates for each practice and provide evidence of professional indemnity insurance as well as samples of the business stationery for Institute approval. This form also provides for those offering and providing services paid or unpaid, full-time or part-time, to friends or family or others or working in a freelance capacity.

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