Join The NSAA

Join The NSAA

If you have any questions on the application process at any time, the NSAA is available to provide you with any clarification you may need. Please contact Jeremy Martell, Membership Coordinator, at (902) 423-7607 or if you have any questions. You can also make an apointment to meet with Jeremy at the NSAA office, located at 1361 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, from the hours of 9am to 5pm (Monday through Friday).

Please click here for a step by step introduction to the Registration Process.

There are seven classes of NSAA Membership:

Membership Class

Intended For...


Membership Fees
(New Applicant)
(15% HST Inc.)


  Licensed Architect 

 Individuals who practice architecture in Nova Scotia

 Architects Act
Section 19

* $1,265.00

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  Intern Architects 

 Individuals intending to enrol in the Internship in Architecture Program as a route to becoming a Licensed Architect

Section 6

* $143.75

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  Associate Member 

 Individuals who previously held a Licensed Architect membership, and wish to reclassify to a non-practising membership

Section 8


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  Retired Architect 

 Individuals who previously held a Licensed Architect membership, and wish to reclassify to a non-practising retired membership

Section 7


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 Temporary Licence 

 Individuals who wish to apply for a project specific licence 

Section 12
$3,087.75Click Here

  Student Member 

 Architecture Students

Section 5

No Fee

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  Honourary Member 

 An individual who has made a significant contribution to architecture

Section 9

No Fee

Honourary Membership is nominated by NSAA Council

* Dues for new applicants applying for Licensed Architect or Intern Architect membership are quarterly prorated upon approval of the membership. *

Please note that Licensed Architects cannot practice architecture that business holds a valid Corporate Permit with the NSAA.
Click here to see the process of Applying for a Corporate Permit.


Click here to see full Guide to Dues and Fees.

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