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1. Interpretations

In this Board Notice, if reference is made to the male gender it includes the female gender; a word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned by the Architectural Profession Act, 2000 (Act No. 44 of 2000), (the Act) has the same meaning unless the context otherwise indicates; and

Architectural Learning Sites

approved CPD provider

continuing professional development

expiry date


Registered Professional

the Act

the Council

Voluntary Association

the CPD cycle

"Architectural Learning Sites"

means an educational institution which offers architectural programs and which has been granted validation by the Council in terms of section 13(b) of the Act;

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"approved CPD provider"

means an entity that has been accredited by the Council for the purpose of offering appropriate learning in respect of category 1 CPD activities as contemplated in clause 4.2.1 and Appendix A;

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"continuing professional development"

also referred to in these conditions as "CPD"

means continuing education and training as contemplated in section 13(k) of the Act, and also means the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skills and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties throughout a person´s architectural career;

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"expiry date"

as contemplated in section 22(1) of the Act, means the 31st of December of every year;

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means, in the context of development activities, full active participation in the activities such as organization, presentation and active discussion;

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"Registered Professional"

means a person who is registered in terms of section 19(2)(a) of the Act;

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"the Act"

means the Architectural Profession Act, 2000 (Act No. 44 of 2000);

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"the Council"

means the Council established in terms of section 2 of the Act and in the context of these conditions means any committee, person or persons duly authorized by the Council to perform specified functions in terms of these conditions;

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"Voluntary Association"

means an association, institute or society which is recognised by the Council as a voluntary association in terms of section 25(3) of the Act, and "recognised voluntary association" has the same meaning;

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"the CPD cycle"

means the category in which the registered principals in the practice can practice architecture.

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