The MCIAT Professional Assessment is for candidates working across a range of job roles and functions within Architectural Technology and allows them to use their experience, in their chosen ﬁeld, to demonstrate competence.
What is the MCIAT Professional Assessment?
The MCIAT Professional Assessment is a flexible and quality assured qualifying process, based on performance and designed to recognise the diversity of Architectural Technology.
Candidates must provide an in-depth critical analysis summarising their knowledge, understanding and application of the construction process with regard to planning, design, construction and use, as well as relating it to their professional experience.
This takes the form of a reflective report and refers to challenges and successes encountered whilst working on projects and how any issues were resolved. Applicants will also undertake a self-evaluation highlighting their strengths and weaknesses in relation to their area/s of practice.
The MCIAT Professional Assessment process is based on four core competencies:
Who can apply for the MCIAT Professional Assessment?
Any applicant working in or on, for example, Architectural Technology, design, practice, component/specialist design, refurbishment, commercial, industrial, residential or domestic projects, public or private sectors, academia etc.
Each applicant will need to demonstrate a level of knowledge and understanding and professional competence/experience in relation to their sphere/s of practice and demonstrate to the Institute they can meet the expectations of a Chartered Architectural Technologist, MCIAT.
Who assesses my application?
All evidence for your Professional Assessment application must be submitted with the initial application which is then assessed via a formal process by a CIAT Member Panel. The Professional Assessment Interview is undertaken by CIAT Interview Assessors.
What about the POP Records?
Both qualifying systems will be aligned and the 2010 POP Records will run in tandem with the Professional Assessment. Rest assured any applicant who is completing the 2010 POP Record will be given ample time to qualify via this route.
How much does it cost?
To apply for the MCIAT Professional Assessment, applicants are required to pay £325 for the assessment of the application and the Professional Assessment Interview.
When can I apply?
Any applicant who can meet the required standard is eligible to apply. However, they must be an active member of the Institute.
The evolved standards required to qualifying as a Chartered Architectural Technologist, MCIAT, consists of three distinct stages as outlined in the Framework which can be downloaded below:
Chartered Membership: Professional Standards Framework
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MCIAT Professional Assessment application form
Application form for the MCIAT Professional Assessment process
Example Stage 1- Educational Standards MCIAT Professional Assessment
Example of educational standards section for applicants with non-CIAT accredited qualification
Example MCIAT Professional Assessment application form
Example Application Form for the MCIAT Professional Assessment process
Example 2: recent AT graduate MCIAT Professional Assessment Application Form
A second example Application Form for the MCIAT Professional Assessment process
Candidate Guidance Notes for the MCIAT Professional Assessment
Guidance notes for candidates completing the MCIAT Professional Assessment
What the Members said:
"The Professional Assessment gives you the opportunity to explain your area of practice and prove expertise and knowledge without getting side-lined by theoretical exercises." — Matthew Faber MCIAT
"I felt overall the process was much less intimidating and more of a blank canvas to present yourself against what you do, what you have done and your educational background." — Scott Harrison MCIAT
"The new route is much less onerous as it was directly related to my work to date and aspirations for the future. I really enjoyed the reflective style which was required in order to complete the task." — Virginia Rammou MCIAT