AIA members voted to adopt a revised constitution at a general meeting on 9 October 2018. The new constitution comes into effect today, 22 October 2018. A review of AIA’s Constitution was carried out in February 2018 which identified several significant changes required to the overall structure and content of the document. The review included specific amendments resulting from the introduction of new legislative and regulatory requirements, alongside changes in best practice.
The new Constitution will have the following structure:
- Memorandum of Association;
- Articles of Association;
- Regulations, and
- Code of Ethics
The overall coverage of the Constitution has not been significantly altered, i.e. AIA’s membership requirements, qualification standard and obligations for members to adhere to AIA’s rules, regulations and Code of Ethics remain in place.
Members are reminded that they are bound by the AIA Constitution (including Code of Ethics) and should familiarise themselves with the updated edition.
The AIA Constitution may be viewed here.
Any disciplinary cases ongoing at the time of implementation of the new Constitution will be continued under the previous AIA Constitutional Documents (as revoked 9 October 2018).