Registered Architects Rules 2006

Reprint as at 1 January 2018

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Registered Architects Rules 2006

(SR 2006/161)

Note

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.

These rules are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.

Pursuant to section 67 of the Registered Architects Act 2005, the New Zealand Registered Architects’ Board makes the following rules.

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Interpretation
3ATransitional, savings, and related provisions
4Title of registered architect
5Use of title of registered architect or architect in representing overseas qualifications
6Definition of complex building [Revoked]
7Minimum standard for registration as registered architect
8How to apply for initial registration
9Information that must be provided to support application
10Information that must be provided to support application for registration by architect previously registered under Architects Act 1963 and holding current practising certificate
11Information missing from application
12Assessment panel must evaluate application
13Way in which assessment panel must evaluate application
14Board must make decision on application
15Board must notify successful applicants and implement decision
16Board must notify unsuccessful applicants
17How to apply for certificate of registration
18Issue of certificate of registration
19Term for which certificates of registration issued
20Board may require cancelled or suspended certificates of registration to be returned or destroyed
21Minimum standard for continued registration as registered architect
22Minimum frequency of assessment of continued registration
23Board must notify registered architects of assessment
24Information that must be provided to demonstrate current competence
24ACharges for assessment for continued registration [Revoked]
25AAAAssessment without evaluation panel [Revoked]
25Evaluation of continued registration by evaluation panel
26Way in which evaluation panel must evaluate continued registration
27Board must make decision on continued registration
28Board must give candidate opportunity to respond
29Board must meet additional requirements if varying recommendation
30Board must notify and implement decision
31Reinstatement of a suspended registration
32Extension of term for assessment for continued registration
33Evaluating application for extension of term for assessment for continued registration
34Board must make decision on extension of term for assessment
35Request for review of assessment procedures
36Competency assessment reviewer must carry out review of assessment procedures
37Board must notify and implement decision
38Subpart does not limit statutory rights of appeal
39Board must give person opportunity to respond
40Board must notify decision
41How to voluntarily suspend registration
42Minimum and maximum periods of voluntary suspension
43Additional matters to be shown in register
44Amendment of register
45Retention of assessment information
[Revoked]
46Uphold the law
47Honesty and fairness
[Revoked]
48Professional judgement
49Skill, care, and diligence
50Obligations to report on risk
51Misrepresentation
52Conflicts of interest
53Abuse of authority
[Revoked]
54Malicious criticism
[Revoked]
55Conflicts of professional appointment
56Remuneration and inducements
57Professional reputation
58Competence
58ATerms of appointment
58BClient communication
58CConfidentiality
58DRegistration status of others
59How to complain about registered architects
60Board may inquire into matters on own motion
61Board must decide whether to refer complaint to investigating committee
62Grounds for not referring complaint to investigating committee
63Way in which decision on whether to refer complaint to investigating committee must be made
64Board must notify and implement decision
65Board must give person complained about opportunity to respond
66Investigating committee must investigate and report on complaint or inquiry
67Powers of investigating committee
68Board must consider report and decide whether to refer complaint or inquiry to disciplinary hearing
69Grounds for not referring complaint or inquiry to disciplinary hearing
70Way in which decision on whether to refer complaint or inquiry to disciplinary hearing must be made
71Board must notify and implement decision
71ABoard may reverse decision in certain circumstances
72Board must determine complaint or inquiry referred to disciplinary hearing
73Disciplinary hearing is meeting of Board
74Way in which disciplinary hearing must be conducted
75Powers when complaint or inquiry referred to disciplinary hearing
76Way in which Board’s determination of complaint or inquiry referred to disciplinary hearing must be made
77Board must invite submission on penalty
78Board must notify and implement decisions
79Persons carrying out delegated functions and powers under rules
80General provisions about procedures of persons carrying out decision-making functions
81Rules do not limit Board’s power to carry out delegated functions, duties, and powers
82General provisions about appointments, revocations of appointments, and resignations under this Part
83Assessment panels and assessors
84Procedures of assessment panel
85Evaluation panel and evaluators
86Competency assessment reviewer
[Revoked]
87Complaints officers [Revoked]
88Board must keep list of persons who may be members of investigating committees and disciplinary committees [Revoked]
89Chairpersons and alternate chairpersons of investigating committees and disciplinary committees [Revoked]
90Appointment of investigating committee
90AProcedures of investigating committee
91Disciplinary committee [Revoked]
92Definition of publish for purpose of rule 93
93Procedure for making, amending, or revoking rules
94Exception for cases of urgency
[Revoked]
[Revoked]
95Savings provisions relating to Registered Architects Amendment Rules 2013 [Revoked]
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