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In deciding whether candidates meet the requirements for registration, the NCAQS will seek, through the APC, to establish that candidates:
- Have learned to apply their theoretical knowledge through professional training and experience to attain practical skills
- Have an up-to-date knowledge of legal and technical matters relevant to the country of their practice
- Develop the confidence to work unsupervised as part of the professional team and build up experience in client contact
- Possess the highest level of professional integrity and objectivity and will at all times act in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct of the NCAQS in order to be good ambassadors for the profession
- Recognise their duties to clients, employers and the community
- Are aware of the need to pay particular attention to accuracy and essential detail to safeguard the interest of employers and clients
- Can communicate in English, both orally and in writing, and prepare reports which are well structured and grammatically correct
2.1 Architects/ Quantity Surveyors In-Training
All candidates that wish to register as professional Architects or Quantity Surveyors must:
- Have a qualification from a tertiary institution in the appropriate field of study approved by the NCAQS
- Remain registered as an Architect in-training or Quantity Surveyor in-training in Namibia for the duration of their in- training period and obtain the minimum practical experience in Namibia as set out in these Guidelines
- Be employed and working fulltime in Namibia under the direct supervision of an Architect or Quantity Surveyor, registered with the NCAQS for the duration of the in-training period
- Maintain a diary and submit logbooks or training reords and reports to the NCAQS as set out in Annexure A and B, respectively.
- Undertake at least 6 hours annually of Continued Professional Development during their prescribed training period
- Pass the Assessment of Professional Competence of the Namibia Council for Architects & Quantity Surveyors as set out in these Guidelines at the end of their in-training period
2.2 Architects/ Quantity Surveyors registered as Professionals in other countries
All Architects and Quantity Surveyors registered with other approved Professional Bodies that wish to register with the NCAQS must:
- Remain registered as an Architect in-training or Quantity Surveyor in-training until he/she has passed the APC
- Work fulltime in Namibia with an Architect or Quantity Surveyor registered with the NCAQS for a minimum period of 18 (Eighteen) months and remain employed until he/she has passed the APC
- Submit logbooks, training records and reports of work conducted during this time as set out in Annexure A and B, respectively before sitting for the APC
- Pass the Assessment of Professional Competence of the Namibia Council for Architects & Quantity Surveyors as set out in these Guidelines
All applications will be evaluated individually and candidates may be required to adhere to additional requirements as might be deemed necessary.
2.3 How to apply for Registration
Persons who do not have the minimum academic qualification will not be eligible for registration. If unsure, please contact the office of the NCAQS telephonically.
- Complete the online application form and submit the following scanned documents on the website (www.ncaqs.org):
- Employers Undertaking – to be certified and have the Company stamp affixed (download here)
- Certified Copy of Birth Certificate/ ID /Passport (certification not older than 3 months)
- Certified copy of Work Permit/Visa (non-citizens only)
- Proof of registration as a Professional with Professional Bodies from other countries (If applicable)
- Proof of enrolment with NIA/INQS
- Certified Copy of Highest Qualification and transcripts of all qualifications obtained (certification not older than 3months)
- Verification of qualification by NQA or SAQA
- Verification by Digiverify if qualification is not obtained from a Namibian or South African University.
- A non-refundable Application fee of N$1,500.00 is due with your Application for Registration.
- An Examination fee of N$2,000.00 is due with your Application for Final Assessment.
- A Re-assessment Fee of N$2,000.00 is due should you qualify to have your Written Examination re-assessed.
- If candidates do not successfully complete the Final Assessment, the Examination fee will be payable for each successive assessment.
- An Annual Registration Fee of N$2,000.00 is due for Architects in-training and Quantity Surveyors in-training and N$3,750.00 for Registered Architects and Quantity Surveyors