Membership

Thinking of joining the umbrella body for professionals in the built and natural environment?  Join us today!

The AAK boasts of a membership of more than 4,000 spanning across the different professionals in the built and natural environment namely architects, quantity surveyors, engineers, landscape architects, town planners, construction project managers and environmental design consultants.

Why should you join AAK?

At AAK we have a horde of membership benefits for our members! These are some of the benefits that our members gain by being part of this Association:

  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programmes and professional discussions
  • Networking opportunities with other professionals in the built and natural environment
  • Job opportunities
  • Membership system and app
  • Consideration of Firms on government projects and tenders
  • discounts on our programs and purchase of documents
  • Strong branding as a professional in the industry by using the AAK name in members’ name and credentials.
  • AAK SACCO and AAK Housing Society
  • Professional and medical Insurance Schemes
  • Benevolent Funds and Bursaries
  • Contribute to Journals and publications
  • Privilege to attend and participate in all Association, Chapter, branch or group activities
  • Swift upgrade process on Membership class with nil payment on entrance fees

Criteria for membership

To be admitted as a member at the Association, members need to have the following qualifications:

Membership StatusArchitectsQuantity SurveyorsTown PlannersEngineersLandscape ArchitectsEDC*CPM*
CorporateBoard Registration certificate(BORAQS)
Degree certificates
Board Registration certificate(BORAQS)
Degree certificates
Board Registration certificate(PPRB)Board Registration certificate(EBK)Letter of acceptance into corporate membership from the chapter.
LicentiateBoard Registration certificate(BORAQS)
Academic certificates
10 years’ experience
Board Registration certificate(BORAQS)
Academic certificates
10 years’ experience
GraduateAcademic certificates in architectureAcademic certificates in quantity surveyingAcademic certificates in urban planningAcademic certificate in relevant engineering specializationAcademic certificates in landscape architectureAcademic certificatesAcademic certificates in construction project management
TechnicianAcademic certificates(Diploma / certificate)Academic certificates (Diploma/certificate)Academic certificates(Diploma/certificateAcademic certificates( Diploma/certificate)Academic certificates( Diploma/certificate)Academic certificates( Diploma/certificate)Academic certificates( Diploma/certificate)
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*EDC – Environmental Design Consultants

*CPM – Construction Project Managers       

It is important to note:
  • Fellow members are usually admitted into the college after being seconded by the chapter and the Governing Council. The members are then accepted during the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
  • Visiting members must be members of a professional body in their country of origin. They must also be residing in Kenya for a period not exceeding 3 years.
  • All certificates need to be certified before being submitted to the Association.
  • Payments for membership application need to be made at the point of application.
  • The Association’s application process takes a month. This is because approvals have to be made by both the chapter and governing councils which meet once a month.