Registration, licensing, or certification is the official legal recognition of an individual’s qualification allowing her or him to practice as an architect, associated with regulations preventing unqualified persons from performing certain functions.
BoATT website: https://boa-tt.org/
Given the public interest in a quality, sustainable built environment and the dangers and consequences associated with the development of that environment, it is important that architectural services are provided by properly qualified professionals for the adequate protection of the public.
In Trinidad and Tobago, the Architecture Profession Act of 1992 legally protects the Title ‘Architect’. The Board of Architecture of Trinidad and Tobago (BoATT) is the only body that registers architects in order to regulate the practice of Architecture in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Those found using the title without being registered by the BoATT would be liable to penalty.
The TTIA assist the public by listing its TTIA Member Firms as firms who are Operated and/or owned primarily by Registered Architects. A full list of all TTIA members in the various categories is also available.