Application for re-registration or transfer

Reference Number: 5D9WBDWE

When to use this form :

  • if your name was removed from the NSW Register of Architects and you now wish to have your name reinstated to the Register in the practising category (see policy) or
  • if you previously held or currently hold non-practising registration and now wish to apply for registration in the practising category (see policy)

If applying to be reinstated in the practising category, the following Professional Indemnity Insurance documentation will be required:

  • If you hold appropriate Professional Indemnity Insurance for the services you provide or are an employee of a firm, you will be required to upload a copy of the PII Certificate of Currency.
  • If you have established an architectural firm recently (within the last two months from the date of this application) you will be required to upload evidence of this such as ABN registration or ASIC company registration and PII Certificate of Currency.
  • If you are only going to be providing architectural services overseas for the 2024/2025 year, download the PII Practising Overseas Undertaking and upload completed undertaking together with relevant supporting documentation.
  • If you are applying for an exemption from the requirement to hold Professional Indemnity Insurance for the 2024/2025 year, please download the PII Exemption Request Undertaking and upload completed undertaking with relevant supporting documentation.

Please note that applicants, who have a business or residential address outside of NSW, applying to be reinstated in the practising category under the Mutual Recognition Act can request a waiver of the restoration fee by confirming the State/Territory where current registration is held and their interstate registration number.

Please complete the re-registration or transfer process by using these steps
 

Step1:Previous Registration Not Completed
Step2:Update Contact Details Not Completed
Step3:Category & Options Not Completed
Step4:Review & Declaration Not Completed
Step5:Enter Payment Details (if applicable) Not Completed
Finish:Re-Registration or Transfer Completion Not Completed

 

Re-Registration Policy as practising architect

0-3 years: Automatic processing of application if the applicant meets the CPD requirement for their particular circumstances (Refer Factsheet on Continuing Professional Development for CPD requirements for reinstatement to the Register). The applicant may be required, at the discretion of the Registrar, to provide additional supporting documentation in the form of a current CV showing employment history and a record of CPD undertaken in the 12-24 months prior to the application for re-registration.

3-5 years: Applicants are required to submit a current CV showing employment history and demonstrate that they have, within the last 12-month period, completed a minimum of 20 hours of CPD, of which at least 10 hours must be Formal CPD. At least 3 hours of the 10 hours of Formal CPD must address the mandatory topics (Refer Factsheet on Continuing Professional Development for more information on CPD requirements in NSW). If the CPD record is not current, the applicant may be required, at the discretion of the Registrar, to undertake specific NSW ARB-delivered Formal CPD, or to attend a refresher course in professional practice, and/or may be required to attend a re-registration interview.

5+ years: Applicants are required to submit a current CV showing employment history and demonstrate that they have, within the last 12-month period, completed a minimum of 20 hours of CPD, of which at least 10 hours must be Formal CPD. At least 3 hours of the 10 hours of Formal CPD must address the mandatory topics (Refer Factsheet on Continuing Professional Development for more information on CPD requirements in NSW). They are also likely to be required, at the discretion of the Registrar, to undertake specific NSW ARB-delivered Formal CPD, or to attend a refresher course in professional practice prior to re-registration. Applicants may be required to attend a re-registration interview.

All applications will be assessed by the Registrar on a case-by-case basis.

Architects currently registered in the Non Practising category applying for transfer to the Practising category

0-3 years: Automatic processing of application.

3 years or more: Applicants are required to demonstrate that they have, within the last 12-month period, completed a minimum of 20 hours of CPD, of which at least 10 hours must be Formal CPD. At least 3 hours of the 10 hours of Formal CPD must address the mandatory topics (Refer Factsheet on Continuing Professional Development for more information on CPD requirements in NSW).

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