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2.2 Categories of Architectural Professional

In terms of the Architectural Profession Act No. 44 of 2000, four categories of professionals are identified:



The different categories possess different levels of skills and competencies. In terms of the architectural division of labour, the first two categories generally operate at an advanced conceptual, technical and design level. The second two categories are more focused on drawing presentation and production.


2.2.1 POST-NOMINAL TITLES OF REGISTERED ARCHITECTURAL PROFESSIONALS


For post-nominal titles, registered architectural professionals shall always use the full, unabbreviated, titles of their respective categories of registration (Architect, Senior Architectural Technologist, Architectural Technologist, and Architectural Draughts person) below or alongside their names-when using-their names for professional reasons. The word ‘Professional’, which precedes the titles, is optional.


2.2.2 COMPANY / PRACTICE NAMES OF REGISTERED PRACTICES


Practice names must contain a description of the respective qualification of the principal's i.e. xyz architect/s, xyz senior architectural technologist/s, xyz architectural technologist/s, xyz architectural draughtsperson/s. Use of the word :professional' preceding the title is optional.


2.2.3 POST-NOMINAL ACRONYMS OF VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONS


Registered professionals must indicate their Voluntary Association membership by stating only the acronym of their institution without the prefix "M" for "Member. e.g. SAIA (Member) or SAIAT (Member); SAIAT (Associate Member), SAIBD (Candidate Member) etc.


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