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Please Note: The following application is for individuals who are currently registered as an Architect with a Canadian Architectural Licensing Authority and intend to practise architecture in Nova Scotia. In order for this application to be processed you must:
If you will be uploading your documents with this application, please make sure you have the following scanned in PDF or JPG format before you begin:
Alternatively, you can send your documents by regular mail, but this will lengthen the processing time considerably.
Copies of these documents are required in order to complete the application. Please make sure they are complete and scanned so they can be attached to this application below or have mailed directly to the Nova Scotia Association of Architects.
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Professional liability insurance 10 (1) Except for a person exempted by subsection
(2), the amount of professional liability insurance coverage required by clause 19
(2)(a) of the Act for a licensed architect, corporate permit holder or temporary licensee is prescribed as at least $250 000 per claim, with aggregate coverage of at least $500 000.
(2) A person who is a licensed architect, corporate permit holder or temporary licensee is exempt from the requirement to hold professional liability insurance if any of the following apply: (a) the person does not practise architecture in the Province; (b) the person practises architecture exclusively as an employee of a licensed architect or a corporate permit holder who has the required insurance coverage and the insurance covers the person’s practice; (c) the person works exclusively for the Province and is appointed or remunerated in accordance with the Public Service Act; (d) the person works exclusively for an agency (i) to which the Province appoints the majority of the members, 9 (ii) whose staff is by law appointed or remunerated in accordance with the Public Service Act, (iii) whose capital forms part of the public domain, or (iv) that is a statutory appointment of the Province; (e) the person works exclusively for the Public Service of Canada as defined in the Public Service Staff Relations Act (Canada), for the Canadian Forces within the meaning of section 14 of the National Defence Act (Canada) or for a Crown corporation within the meaning of the Financial Administration Act (Canada); (f) the person works exclusively for a municipal corporation, a regional county municipality or a school board, and the employer stands surety for the person, agrees to take up the person[’s] defence and accepts financial responsibility for the consequences of any error or omission committed by the person in practising architecture.
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Sending your documents by regular mail will considerably lengthen the time for processing.
Please send your documents to:
Nova Scotia Association of Architects
1361 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS, B3J 1Y9
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In order for your application to be processed you must submit payment of your registration fee. The Nova Scotia Association of Architects membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st. For applicants who have never been registered with the NSAA and who are applying for a practising registration class, registration fees are prorated quarterly. Membership fees are automatically prorated on a quarterly basis.
Upon submission, you will be asked to provide credit card information.
Upon submission, you will be given mailing details.
Upon submission, you will be given further details.