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Foreign architects can practise independently in New Zealand.  There are different routes to registration depending on qualifications and practical experience.

The usual route is to hold a recognised Certificate from an approved school of architecture, complete 140 weeks of practical experience in New Zealand acceptable to the board and pass the Board's Practical Experience Examination.

Applications for registration close in 15 April and 15 October each year.

To discuss your specific case please contact the registrar.

The Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) recommends that qualifications from UK Schools of Architecture be recognised for registration purposes. However, it is likely that the AERB will require you to gain adequate knowledge and experience of the building system and practise of architecture in New Zealand before allowing full registration.

New Zealand Institute of Architects
Suite 1.5, 72 Dominion Road
Mt Eden
Auckland 1024
Postal Address:
P.O. Box 2516
Shortland Street
Auckland 1140
T: +64 9 623 6080
F: +64 9 623 6081

Architects Education and Registration Board
Level 6
34- 42 Manners Street
P.O. Box 11106
T: + 64 4 801 8972
F: +64 4 801 7010



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