About Mandate


The primary mandate of the Council is to protect the public from persons performing duties reserved for Architects and Quantity Surveyors

The Council (NCAQS) is a statutory body that has been given the authority by law to establish and to control inter alia:

  • The route to registration of a person as an Architect or Quantity Surveyor
  • The rules for conduct of Architects and Quantity Surveyors including architects-in-training and quantity surveyors-in-training
  • The work that may be undertaken only by registered Architects and Quantity Surveyor
  • Guidelines for the format of consulting practices and their legal framework