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TANZANIA
Number of inhabitants 35,119,000
Number of architects 171
Index of architects per inhabitant 0.004‰
 
 

Admittance to the profession

EDUCATION

Establishing of education standards or recognition of study plans Yes
Regular supervision by an independent body No
Relevant authorities THE COMMONWEALTH ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS (CAA)
Recognised educational centers THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LANDS AND ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES (UCLAS)
Duration of studies 5 years
 
INTERNSHIP
Compulsory Yes
Is it structured and recorded? Yes
Duration 2 years after graduation
 
EXAMINATION
Compulsory examination by an external authority to the education Yes
Examining body Architects and Quantity Surveyors Registration Board
 
TITLE GRANTED
Academic title BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE (B.Arch.) Authority that grants the academic title University of Dar Es Salaam
Job title ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT Authoriry that grants the job title Architects and Quantity Surveyors Registration Board
Additional notes  
 
Professional practice
Regulated profession Yes
Inscription in register compulsory Yes
Registering entity ARCHITECTS AND QUANTITY SURVEYORS REGISTRATION BOARD
Law regulating profession AQRB Act Nš 16 of 1977 and bylaws of 2000
Additional notes  
 
ARCHITECT'S COMPETENCES
Description Design of buildings and structures, feasibility studies, drafting of technical documentation related to the designs, control of construction costs, supervision and co-ordination of the realisation of the designs. Design of and advise on interiors, furnishings, fittings and objects. Appraisal services, consulting and technical expertise.
 
MECHANISM CHECKING LICENSE TO PRACTISE
Description The AQRB issues authority stamp to registered architecture firms. Drawings submitted to obtain Building Permit must have this stamp or are not accepted.
 
ARCHITECT'S LIABILITY
Description 12 years
Source AQRB conditions of engagement of an architect
 
INSURANCE
Compulsory No
Description  
 
FEES
Does a fee scale exist? Yes
Compulsory Yes
Recommended No
Published by Architects and Quantity Surveyors Registration Board
Additional notes  
 
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory No
Is it audited? No
Organising body/ies The Architects Association of Tanzania and the Architects and Quantity Surveyors Registration Board
Description It is being considered to establish the implementation of the CPD.
 
CODE OF ETHICS
Does it exist? Yes
Constituting body Architects and Quantity Surveyors Registration Board, and the Architects Association of Tanzania for its members
 
OTHER PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
Are there others who may legally provide similar services to architects? No
Title Competences
   
Other professionals in the provision of architectural services
Title Competences
QUANTITY SURVEYOR  
 
ADDITIONAL NOTES
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL BODIES
Name of body Competences
ARCHITECTS AND QUANTITY SURVEYORS REGISTRATION BOARD Register, professional regulations, publishing of fees
ARCHITECTS ASSOCIATION OF TANZANIA Advisor organism to the AQRB, not regulatory.
 
 
Foreign architects
Can a foreign architect practice independently? Yes
 
LAW/S REGULATING PRACTICE
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
Origin 1 (all origins) 5 years of studies in architecture at a recognised institution, credible education completion results, registration in country of origin, reasonable practicing / working experience
Origin 2  
Origin 3  
 
PROCEDURE
Submit the application to the AQRB. Oral interview and written exam in case of graduates or candidates not registered in other countries.
 
EXPENSES
Sworn translation of documents, registration fees
 
DOCUMENTATION
Origin 1 (all origins) Diploma in architecture, registration certificate from the country of origin, proof of architectural practice / working experience.
Origin 2  
Origin 3  

If foreign architects are authorised to work independently, what type of collaboration with national architects is recommended? Forming consortiums for works/projects with the local architects.
In the event that foreign architects are not authorised to work independently, what is the stipulated formula of collaboration with national architects?  

ADDITIONAL NOTES
 

Useful addresses
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LANDS AND ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES
P.O.Box 35176
  Dar Es Salaam
e-mail: ihsbr@uclas.ac.tz
ARCHITECTS AND QUANTITY SURVEYORS REGISTRATION BOARD
P.O.Box 72673
  Dar Es Salaam
Tel: 255-51-110292, 117523, 117535
Fax: 255-51-117535
e-mail: wabunifu@twiga.com
ARCHITECTS ASSOCIATION OF TANZANIA
P.O.Box 8275
  Dar Es Salaam
Tel: 255-51-211 6623, 212 1024
Fax: 255-51-112 019
e-mail: joe@raha.com
 

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