As promulgated on 10 March 1986 per Order No. (75)-Taiwan-Interior-(Construction) 389644 of the Ministry of the Interior.
As amended and promulgated on 5 November 1999 per Order No. (88)-Taiwan-Interior-(Construction) 8877761 of the Ministry of the Interior.
As amended and promulgated on 25 April 2011 per Order No. Taiwan-Interior-(Construction) 1000802840 of the Ministry of the Interior.
The Enforcement Rules of the Architects Act is defined under the provisions of Article 56 of the Architects Act.
Applications for an architect's license pursuant to Article 5of the Architects Act should be processed with the central government authority. Applicants are required to present the following documents and pay the required certificate fees during application:
1.One copy of the application form,
2.Three pieces recent two-inch ID photos of applicant, and
3.Documents substantiating applicant's eligibility.
The documents substantiating applicant's eligibility stated in the preceding subparagraph 3 refer to the following:
1.For applicants passing the architect licensure examination or recognition, one photocopy of the examination results certification should be submitted.
2.For applicant possessing a Class A architect's business practice license prior to the enforcement of the Architects Act, the original and one photocopy of the Class A architect's business practice license should be submitted.
Upon acceptance of the application provided in the preceding article, the central government authority should immediately evaluate application.
Where applicant is found eligible, an architect's license should be issued and all certification documents submitted should be returned to applicant; where applicant is found ineligible, application should be denied; moreover, applicant's application form, documents and certificate fee submitted should be returned.
Where application documents are incomplete, the central government authority should issue a notice requiring the complete submission of all missing documents within a documents submission deadline.
The two years or more structural engineering work experience required in Article 7 of the Architects Act should belong to either one of the circumstances provided in the following:
1.Actual work in structural engineering projects conducted in the practice of an architect office for an accumulated period of two years or more;
2.Actual work in structural engineering projects engaged while working at a government agency, organization, state-owned enterprise or duly registered private enterprise, and accumulated period of work amounts to two years or more; or
3.Teaching at least two principal architecture subjects in a junior college or higher educational institution, under the capacity of a professor, association professor, assistant professor, or lecturer for a total period of two years or more.
Applicants applying for the architect's business practice license pursuant to Article 8 of the Architects Act are required to present the following documents and pay the required certificate fees to the local government authority:
1.Application form in triplicate,
2.One photocopy of the household registration record or personal identification documents,
3.One copy of the supporting documents substantiating the structural engineering work experience,
4.One photocopy of supporting documents substantiating the legal usage of the practice space or premises,
5. The original and one photocopy of the architect's license, and
6. Five pieces recent two-inch ID photos of applicant.
The substantiating documents provided in subparagraph 3 of the preceding paragraph shall not be required where applicant has been found eligible under the Regulations Governing the Examination and Recognition of Architects through special examination.
The practical experience substantiating documents referred in Article 8 of the Architects Act refer to the following:
1.Where applicant is employed in a government agency, organization or state-owned enterprise, applicant is required to submit a certificate of employment issued by the agency, organization or enterprise of employment stating the position and job description of the applicant.
2.Where applicant is employed in a architect's practice or a duly registered private enterprise, applicant is required to submit the registration documents of the practice or enterprise and the certificate of employment issued by such enterprise stating the applicant's position and job description.
3.Where applicant is a faculty member in a junior college or higher educational institution, applicant is required to submit the official Ministry of Education certificate establishing his/her capacity as a professor, association professor, assistant professor or lecturer and certificate stating the principal architecture subjects applicant is teaching in said institution.
The certificate of employment provided in the preceding Subparagraph 2 should be duly notarized.
In the event of the loss of the architect's license or business practice license, the architect is required to attach the replacement license application form with the certificate fee and ID photo, and process application pursuant to the provisions of Article 2 or Article 5. In the event that the license already reported lost is found at a later date, said license should be immediately submitted to the government authority for cancellation.
In the event that the architect's license or business practice license should be damaged, architect is required to present the original license and process a replacement certificate application pursuant to the provisions of Article 2 or Article 5.
Where the architect moves practice to a location outside the scope of jurisdiction of the municipality or conuty/city wherein practice is previously registered, and architect processes a practice transfer application pursuant to the provisions of Article 12 of the Architects Act, applicant is required to present the application to the government authority where applicant is originally registered. When accepting the application, the government authority where applicant is originally registered shall immediately transfer the registration data to the competent authority with jurisdiction over the new location.
The competent authority with jurisdiction over the new location shall review the data transferred and notify the original local competent authority to cancel the original registration as well as send a carbon copy to the original architects association to which the architect in concern has been a member.
The architects association of a special municipality or county/city with jurisdiction over the architect as stated in Paragraph 1, Article 28 of the Architects Act refers to the architects association of the special municipality or county/city where the practice of the architect is registered.
The organization of a joint architects association stated in Article 30 of the Architects Act refers to the situation when the number of registered practicing architects in each of two neighboring special municipalities or counties/cities is less than nine.
Organization of a joint architects association as stated in the preceding paragraph shall require approval from the local social affairs authority and also registration with the competent authority of each special municipality or county/city for reference.
The title of a joint architects association shall carry the name of the special municipality or county/city where it is located. Initials are accepted.
The local social affairs and building authorities with jurisdiction over architects associations as set forth in Articles 37 to 40 of the Architects Act shall be the competent authorities of joint architects associations that are located in their jurisdiction.
Candidacy in the director and supervisor elections of the National Association of Architect, R.O.C. (Taiwan) (hereafter referred as the National Association) is not limited to the member representatives elected and thereafter nominated by the municipality or county/city architects association (hereafter referred as municipality or county/city associations).
The choices for member representatives elected and nominated by the municipality or conuty/city associations to the National Association is not limited to the directors and supervisors of the respective associations.
Representatives attending the National Association meeting are subject to the election and nomination of the different municipality or conuty/city associations; the size of the delegation of each municipality or conuty/city association is as defined in the articles of incorporation of the National Association.
The municipality or conuty/city associations are required to submit an annual membership fee to the National Association; the amount of which is as defined in the articles of incorporation of the National Association.
The central competent authority shall make public the names of architects whose architect’s licenses have been revoked or repealed.
The competent authorities in special municipality or county/city governments shall make public the names of architects whose business practice licenses have been revoked or repealed.
Architects having their architect’s license and business practice license revoked or repealed are required to turn in the said licenses to the respective competent authorities.
The architect violating the provisions of the Architects Act is subject to the jurisdiction of the competent special municipality or county/city government authority of the architect's place of practice. Where the municipality or county/city government authority has confirmed the disciplinary action imposed on the architect, said authority shall inform the competent authority with which the practice of the architect is registered and also send carbon copies of the sanction to the competent authorities in other special municipalities and counties/cities as well as the concerned architects association and the National Association, and also report it to the central competent authority for future reference.
The format of the architect's license, business practice license and related application forms shall be subject to the discretion of the particular central government authority.
The Enforcement Rules of the Architects Act takes effect immediately upon enactment.