Brexit and reciprocity of EU licensure in the UK

Issued by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) in the UK:


Today, Government has issued guidance on the recognition system for architects holding European Economic Area (EEA) qualifications. The guidance does not change current law. It is intended to provide advice for business and other stakeholders on the system planned in the event of a ‘no deal’ scenario.

The guidance explains that in the event of a ‘no deal’ scenario, the current system of reciprocal recognition for EU nationals would cease and a new interim system of recognition for those with EEA qualifications would take its place. EEA professionals, including UK nationals, who are already established and have received a recognition decision in the UK would not be affected.

We appreciate many will want to understand what this means for the profession and we are committed to providing definitive, practical information where possible, now and in the future as we learn more. We will be having discussions with Government in order to gain the information we need to fully understand the expectations and practical implications for the profession.

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