Registered Architects Act 2005

Reprint as at 1 March 2017

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Registered Architects Act 2005

Public Act
2005 No 38
Date of assent
20 April 2005
see section 2

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.


5Act binds the Crown
6Title of registered architect
7Protection of titles registered architect and architect
8Entitlement to registration as registered architect
9Applications for registration
10Board to register applicant or decline application
11Expiry of registration
12Registered architect must meet applicable minimum standards for registration to continue to be registered
13Consequences of failure to meet applicable minimum standards for registration
14Cancellation of registration
15Mandatory suspension of registration
16Voluntary suspension of registration
17Effect of suspension of registration
18Register of registered architects
19Purpose of register
20Form of register
21Matters to be shown in register
22Register to be public
23Alterations to register
24Complaints about registered architects
25Grounds for discipline of registered architects
26Disciplinary penalties
27Non-payment of fines or costs
28Specified procedure for making decisions
29Other procedure for making decisions
30Board may hear evidence for disciplinary matters
31District Court may authorise Board to summon witnesses on disciplinary matters
32Issuing of summons by Board
33Serving of summons
34Witnesses’ fees, allowances, and expenses
35Failure to comply with summons
36Protection for members of Board and others for disciplinary matters
37Enforcement of orders
38Right of appeal
39Notice of right of appeal
40Actions to have effect pending determination of appeal
41Procedure on appeal
42Court’s decision final
43Court may refer matter back for reconsideration
44Orders as to costs
45Orders as to publication of names
46Appeal on question of law
47Establishment of New Zealand Registered Architects’ Board
48Board is body corporate
49Capacity and powers
50Functions of Board
51Members and their role
52Composition of Board
53Criteria for appointment
54Further provisions as to Board and its members
55Board may appoint committees
56Membership of committee
57Committee to regulate own procedure
58Obligation to prepare annual report
59Form and content of annual report
60Annual financial statements and statement of responsibility
62Obligation for Board to provide annual report to Minister
63Board to publish reports
64Annual reports to be presented to House of Representatives
65Power of Minister to require information relating to affairs of Board
66Financial year of Board
67Board must make rules relating to registered architects
68Particular requirements for preparation and approval of rules
69Rules must be approved by Minister
70Revision of rules
71Approval of revised rule
72Review of rules
73Requirements relating to amendments and revocations
74Application of Legislation Act 2012 to rules
75Certificate of Board to be conclusive evidence
76Payment and application of charges, fines, and other money
78Outline of transitional and consequential provisions
79Persons entitled to retain registration until 30 June 2007
80Annual practising certificates issued under Architects Act 1963 to continue in full force
81Architects Education and Registration Board to pay start-up amount to Board
82Related amendments to other Acts
83Related amendment to Privacy Act 1993
84Dissolution of Architects Education and Registration Board
85Repeal of Architects Act 1963
86Existing matters and existing proceedings
87Securities Act 1978 amended
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