Getting Registered


Qualifications and Procedure for Registration

According the S. 10 and S.12 of the Architects Registration Act Cap 269, one is eligible for registration upon the fulfillment of these requirements below;

  1. He or she must be a corporate member of the society or a corporate architect by whatever name called recognized for the time being by the board as furnishing sufficient guarantee of academic knowledge of any practical experience in architecture;
  2. He or she is a holder of a degree or diploma awarded by a university or other institution recognized for the time being by the board, and has had not less than two years’ practical experience and has passed the professional examination conducted by the board
  3. He or she has satisfied the board that he or she possesses qualifications which furnish a sufficient guarantee of the possession of the requisite knowledge and skill for the efficient practice as an architect practice as an architect.

  1. For Ugandans and all members of Countries party to the E.A Mutual Recognition Agreement (Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi)

    In line with the above requirements, please furnish the Board with these during registration
    1. Recommendation from your country’s board (Certificate of good conduct) signed and stamped.
    2. Copy of Current year’s certified practicing certificate from your country’s board
    3. Copy of certified Registration certificate from your country’s board
    4. Copies of certified academic qualification documents
    5. Copy of valid passport or National ID
    6. Color passport size photo
    7. Filled out Registration Application Form (In duplicate) with all the required signatures and stamps as indicated on the form.
    8. Payment of registration fees amounting to the equivalent of two hundred thousand Uganda shillings (200,000/=) only and application form fee of ten thousand Uganda shillings (10,000/=) only.
    9. Copy of proof of payment of corporate membership at the Uganda Society of Architects.
    10. Copy of current C.V
    N.B Please note that upon approval of your application by the board, you are required to pay for the annual practicing certificate and gazetting fee.
  2. Foreigners (Temporary Registration)

    1. Recommendation from your country’s board (Certificate of good conduct) signed and stamped.
    2. Copy of Current year’s certified practicing certificate from your country’s board
    3. Copy of certified Registration certificate from your country’s board
    4. Copies of certified academic qualification documents
    5. Copy of valid passport or National ID
    6. Color passport size photo
    7. Filled out Registration Application Form (In duplicate) with all the required signatures and stamps as indicated on the form.
    8. Payment for the Application for Temporary registration amounting to UGX 1,000,000, Registration Fee(upon approval of the application by the Board) the equivalent of USD 5,000 only.
    Upon getting registered and obtaining a registration certificate, the architect shall be required to apply for a Temporary Practicing Certificate at a fee of UGX 300,000 only and Annual subscription fee for that year.
    9. Copy of proof of payment of corporate membership at the Uganda Society of Architects.
    10. Work permit
    11. Joint-Venture/Collaboration agreement with the name of the local registered architect with whom you are associated
    12. Copy of the project(s) or work in Uganda detailing the nature of work and its duration
    13. Copy of current C.V.
N.B Please note that upon approval of your application by the board, you are required to pay for the practicing certificate for that year as well.