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Recent years have seen the IBA evolve from a 'club for architects' into a close approximation of a traditional guild. Today, the IBA organizes joint contracts for its members for health care, pensions and professional indemnity insurance. It is a lobbyist for Architects with government and supports education drives by administering education grants.

Membership Benefits

Group Health Insurance Scheme
Presently enrolled with BF&M Life Insurance Co. Ltd. - Plan includes choice of three levels of coverage, including the maximum coverage available at competitive rates.

Professional Indemnity Insurance Scheme
Group plan with Freisenbruch-Meyer Insurance Services Ltd. offering very competitive rates.

Pension Plan
Group plan with The Argus Group.

Membership Categories

Member Practices
Listing of firms and IBA members who practice as architects. Only partnerships or individual architects can practice architecture and also employ other architects.

Associate Practices
Associate Practices are enterprises that contain one or more Associate Members of the IBA that offer design, construction advice and other architectural services related to architecture.

Architect Members
IBA "Architect Member" category lists all members of the IBA who are also registered as architects in Bermuda. The listing is alphabetic and indicates where each architect is presently working. To be included in this list a prospective architect must undergo degree level education in architecture and subsequently pass internationally recognized examinations in professional standards.

Annual Dues: $320 per year, Retired - $270 one time fee

Associate Members
An Associate Member is any person who is not an architect but works within the general scope of the definition “architectural services”. Such persons can avail themselves of many of the benefits of membership except that an Associate Member cannot vote, describe themselves as architects or employ architects.

Annual Dues: $145 per year, Student Member - $25 per year, Plan Participants - $170 per year

How to become a

Registered Architect in Bermuda

The link to the Government page on Architect registration is provided below and a downloadable copy of the application form can be found there. An eligible candidate must fill out the application form and include 2 references (character & professional) as well as copies of diplomas and overseas certificate of registration, which must be notarized before being submitted to the Registrar General with the initial fee of $15, which can be paid at the Registrar's office. There is a further $25 fee upon collection of the certificate.

The candidate is recommended to follow up and track progress of their application. The Registrar General's office receives the applications and the initial $15 fee, then forwards it onto Ministry of Home Affairs. Ministry of Home Affairs then sends it to the ARC (Architects Registration Council) for review at their next meeting (meetings are monthly, currently on the 1st Tuesday of each month). If approved, the ARC sends it back to Home Affairs who then send it back to the Registrar's office.

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