From 1 July 2020 practitioners who have not paid their Annual Certificate of Registration (ACR) fee will no longer be registered architects, and cannot use the title architect. Once the ACR fee is paid, and processed at NZRAB, architects will be registered again and may use the title.
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The New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) is required by statute and regulation to:

  • register architects who have been assessed as competent
  • review each architect's registration every five years
  • maintain a New Zealand Architects Register
  • investigate complaints.
     

Our vision is New Zealand architects equipped to make the best possible contribution to the built environment.
 

New Zealand's architects are professionals that typically have been through a five-year architectural education and have all undergone a rigorous registration procedure. Architects are bound by an architects’ code of ethics, are required to undertake regular professional development activities, and are accountable for their actions to the New Zealand Registered Architects Board.
 

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FAct sheets and key information

Your Path to Registration
Fact sheet for recent graduates explaining what becoming registered entails 

Information for New Architects
Fact sheet for newly registered architects to explain their rights and obligations.

Use of the title "architect"
Fact sheet explaining who can and can't use the title "architect"

Fees
The NZRAB is funded from fees paid by architects and registration applicants.

Code of Ethics
All New Zealand Registered Architects are bound by the Code of Minimum Standards of Ethical Conduct for Registered Architects.

 

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