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Application for entry in the list of architects (specialising in architecture)

The protected professional title "architect" may only be used by those who are entered under the designation in the list of architects of the Chamber of Architects of Lower Saxony, the corresponding directory in another federal state or the directory of external service providers:

The same applies to word combinations with the job title or similar designations. The relevant regulations can be found in particular in § 1 NArchtG.

In order to protect consumers, this ensures that only sufficiently qualified persons practise the profession under the professional title "architect" and that they comply with certain professional rules. However, such protection of the professional title makes it necessary for the Chamber of Architects to require the person to register proof of their qualifications, usually by:

- the completion of at least 4 years of study,

- the completion of at least 2 years of practical work

- attendance at certain training courses.

With the registration you become a member of the Chamber. Associated with the membership is the building template authorization according to § 53 Abs. 3 Nr. 1 Niedersächsische Bauordnung (NBauO).

Type of employment

The entry in the list of architects takes place depending on your activity in one of the following four types of employment:

  • self-employed
  • Active in the construction industry
  • employed
  • civil servants

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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