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Application for the commencement of practical work under the supervision of the Lower Saxony Chamber of Architects in the field of architecture in accordance with Section 6 (6) NArchtG

With the transposition of the EU Professional Recognition Directive (2005/36/EC) into the Lower Saxony Architects Act (NArchtG) in 2017, the requirements for entry in the list of architects of the Lower Saxony Chamber of Architects have changed for graduates of the field of architecture. Graduates of the other disciplines (interior architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning) are not affected by the changes outlined below.

As in the past, it must be demonstrated that the applicant has carried out at least two years of practical work for registration in the field of architecture. The practical work must have been completed full-time for at least two years, correspondingly longer, on part-time, built on the knowledge, skills and competences acquired during the course of study and have enabled the acquisition of practical knowledge, skills and competences in the essential parts of the professional tasks referred to in Paragraph 2(1), 5, 6 of the NArchtG.

What is new is that

• up to one year of practical work can already be completed after completing a 3-year degree (Bachelor's degree), and

• the practical work must be carried out under supervision (Section 6 (5) NArchtG).

Supervision must be carried out by an architect or chamber of architects. The practical work can be carried out at home or abroad. The Chamber of Architects of Lower Saxony may supervise if the graduate has a domicile or professional establishment in Lower Saxony or carries out all or part of his profession in Lower Saxony

The details of the practical activity under supervision are laid down in the "Statute for the field of professional practice under supervision in accordance with Section 6 (5) p. 3 and paragraph 6 p. 2 of the Lower Saxony Architects Act (NArchtG)."

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)

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