Registration is renewed annually. Architects pay an annual registration fee each year to maintain their registration. Non-payment of the registration fee results in suspension of registration. Upon renewal, the architect receives a card which shows the individual's registration number and verifies the status as an architect registered in NSW.
The registration status of a person can be checked by logging on to the Board’s website or by contacting the Board’s office. The full name of a registered person is included on the Register of Architects, together with the person's registered address and date of enrolment.
The Register is published annually, in printed and electronic formats.
Corporations and firms nominate at least one architect responsible for the provision of architectural services.
Each year at annual renewal of registration architects are required to report on their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities in the previous year.
The Board considers that 20 hours of activities of which at least 10 hours are formal should be the minimum amount of activity undertaken by an architect in each year.
Annual registration has been moved from 31 March to 30 June in each year. As from 30 June 2013, architects will report on their CPD activities in the previous financial year.
More information about Continuing Professional Development (CPD)