Goals and Major Rolesof KARB
Architect's Code of Ethics
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  • Greetings to you all, I am Cho Dong Wook,the chair of Korea Architects Registration Board (KARB).
  • I sincerely welcome all of you for visiting KARB's homepage.
  • KARB was established in 2012 based on Architect's Act, Article 38, Clause 11, which authorizes Korea Institute of Registered Architects (KIRA) to perform the management of architects' registration. KARB, on behalf of KIRA, has managed architects' registration, license renewal, professional development such as continuing education and internship, and certification examination for Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT).
  • As of April, 2020, KARB providesoverall management of 16,662 newly registered and 11,760 renewed architects, 13,810 interns and about 26,000 applicants for certification examination.
  • Therefore, KARB will prepare for the establishment of diagnostic system for the qualification of architects includingregistration (and renewal) and practical training, and the fulfilment of international standards for mutual certification with foreign countries. KARB will also reinforce the public promotion as well as provide necessary information to architects so thatthey can get familiar with the up-to-date technology. In addition, KARB will develop the customized management system with regards to practical training and internship through self-development motivation.
  • With the continuous change and innovation, KARB will take a step forward and closely communicate with MLIT as well as KIRA. KARB willfocus on improving practices of consignment. I would appreciate your attention and encouragement towards KARB.
  • Sincerely,
  • Cho Dong Wook,
    Chair of Korea Architects Registration Board