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Application for entry in the list of external service providers at the Chamber of Architects of Lower Saxony (§ 14 NArchtG)

The professional title "architect", "interior designer", "landscape architect" and "urban planner" may only be used by external service providers if they are registered under the respective name in the directory of external service providers of the Chamber of Architects of Lower Saxony or a comparable directory of another federal state. The same applies to word combinations with one of the job titles (e.B. group of architects) or similar designations (e.B. architectural office).

"External" means service providers who have neither a place of residence nor a professional establishment in the Federal Republic of Germany and who wish to temporarily and occasionally provide services of the respective professional group in Lower Saxony using the professional title. If there is already an entry in a corresponding directory of another federal state, an additional entry in Lower Saxony is not required.

It is possible to be entered with the addition "freelance".

External service providers must notify the first-time provision of services in advance.

Process flow

An application for registration must be submitted in writing or online using the form provided. The following evidence must be attached to the application. The Registration Committee at the Chamber of Architects of Lower Saxony examines and decides on the entry in the register.

At the time of the first notification, the Chamber of Architects checks the professional qualification of the external service provider, unless a proof of training in accordance with § 7 (1) NArchtG has been submitted with the notification.

In the case of applicants from another Member State of the European Union, another State party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or a State treated as such by agreements, the Chamber of Architects shall inform the service provider of the result of the examination within one month of receipt of the complete documents. If the examination is not possible in due time, it shall inform the service provider of the reasons for the delay within the one-month period. The decision must be taken before the end of the second month following receipt of the complete dossier. If the professional qualification of the service provider falls so far short of the requirements of § 6 NArchtG that the lack of knowledge, skills and competences endanger public health or safety, and the missing knowledge, skills and competences can neither be compensated by professional experience nor by other proven relevant qualifications, the Chamber of Architects shall provide the service provider with the Possibility to prove by means of an aptitude test that he or she has acquired the knowledge, skills or competences necessary to exclude this hazard.

An external service provider who is not established in a Member State of the European Union, another State party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or a State treated as such by an agreement shall be entered in the list of external service providers upon application if he or she has the qualification under § 5 para. 1 no. 2 NArchtG.

A certificate is issued for the use of the list, which also gives entitlement to use the professional title.

If one year has passed since the last notification and the external service provider intends to continue to provide services in Lower Saxony and to use the job title, he or she must notify the Chamber of Architects of this.

Requirements

External service providers must notify the Chamber of Architects in advance in writing of the first provision of a service in the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture or urban planning using it and be registered in the list of external service providers. The notification must be submitted

1. a certificate stating that the service provider is legally established in a Member State of the European Union, another State party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or a State treated as such by an agreement and that he or she is not prohibited from practising the profession, even temporarily,

2. proof of professional qualification and

3. where neither the profession nor the training to pursue the profession is regulated in the State of establishment, proof that the profession has been practised for at least one year in the last ten years in one or more of the States referred to in point 1.

When the first notification is made, the Chamber of Architects checks the professional qualifications of the external service provider. If the professional qualification of the service provider from another Member State of the European Union, another State party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or a State treated as such by an agreement falls so far short of the requirements of § 6 NArchtG that the lack of knowledge, skills and competences endangers public health or safety, and the lack of knowledge, Skills and competences are not balanced by professional experience or other proven relevant qualifications, the Chamber of Architects shall give the service provider the opportunity to prove by means of an aptitude test that he or she has acquired the knowledge, skills or competences necessary to exclude this risk.

An external service provider who is not established in a Member State of the European Union, another State party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or a State treated as such by an agreement shall be entered in the list of external service providers upon application if he or she has the qualification under § 5 para. 1 no. 2 NArchtG.

Registration shall be refused if there are facts showing that the applicant does not have the necessary good repute for the profession.

An external service provider is entered in the register on request with the addition "freelance" if he or she exercises his or her profession independently and informs the Chamber of Architects about his or her insurance cover

Which documents are required?

The application shall be accompanied by the following documents:

  • a certificate stating that the service provider is using a profession pursuant to § 1 para. 1 NArchtG (architect/interior architect/landscape architect/urban planner) in a Member State of the European Union, another State party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or a State treated as such by agreements. is legally established and he or she is not prohibited from practising the profession, even temporarily.
  • in the event that neither the profession nor the training for the profession is regulated in the State of establishment, proof that the profession has been pursued for at least one year in the past ten years in one or more of the States referred to in the first sentence of paragraph 1
  • Proof of professional qualification

Copies of the diploma certificate and the diploma certificate or copy of the Bachelor's and Master's certificates and a copy of the respective degree certificate as well as the respective Diploma Supplement as proof of study in the field of architecture with a standard period of study of at least four academic years. In the fields of interior design, landscape architecture and urban planning, the standard period of study must be at least three years of study.

Applicants from a member state of the EU or another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or a state treated as such by agreements:

Certificate from the competent authority of the country of origin on the conformity of the training with the European Professional Recognition Directive (BARL - 2005/36/EC), e.B. according to Art. 46 in conjunction with .m V No. 5.7.1, Annex VI or Art. 49 para. 2 BARL

In the case of studying abroad outside the EU, the EEA or equivalent countries:

Copies of degree certificates and certificates. The documents must show the standard duration of study and the training contents with the respective temporal scopes.

In addition, proof of at least 2 years of practical work full-time – in part-time correspondingly longer – in the essential professional tasks in accordance with § 2 abs. 1, 5 and 6 NArchtG

  • For registration with the addition "freelance": Declaration of freelance status
  • Information about insurance cover

What are the fees?

Registration fee: EUR 285.00

For persons with a certificate of formal qualifications from another Member State of the European Union, a State Party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or a State treated as such by an agreement, no fees are charged for administrative activities relating to the list of external service providers.

If you do not use the fully electronic application procedure including the online payment function, please attach a receipt to your registration application, e.B. printout of the transfer in online banking about the payment. The bank details are:

Nord/LB Hannover: BIC NOLADE2HXXX - IBAN: DE55 2505 0000 0101 4747 81

Commerzbank Hannover: BIC COBADEFFXXX - IBAN: DE97 2504 0066 0338 8345 00

The following payment methods are possible online:

  • Credit card

Emission: 285,00 EUR
Payment in advance: Yes

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to be observed.

Processing duration

Usually up to 3 months, maximum 4 months.

Appeal

Possibility of bringing an action before the Administrative Court of Hanover.

What else should I know?

Information on registration

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Chamber of Architects of Lower Saxony.

Professionally released on

02.09.2020

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)

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