The New Zealand Institute of Architects is looking forward to working with the provisions of the Registered Architects Act announced by the Minister for Building Issues Clayton Cosgrove recently. Chief executive Beverley McRae says the Institute already manages an extensive and wide-reaching continuing education programme for its members.
“For some time we have been talking about life-long learning, learned society and the performance standards that professionalism dictates. NZIA architects have been undertaking mandatory continuing education for the past five years,” she says.
“We welcome the provisions of the new Act because it will provide consumers with even more confidence that our profession offers the highest possible levels of competency. It’s the mark of an established and proud profession that it strives for continuous improvement in the performance of its members.
It’s a good feeling to know we are both embracing these attributes and leading the charge.”