the final stePS SO you can call yourself an architect
STEP 1: FIND OUT THE REQUIREMENTS
Each country has different registration requirements. Find out how registration works in your country, get online, and if you can, try to contact a local assessor.
STEP 4: Prepare your case study
In New Zealand, the case study is the 'foot in the door', a written assessment of a project or projects that you have been involved in, where you describe and critique the methods and processes used throughout the project life, with emphasis on best practice, ethics, relationships and decision making.
STEP 2: START STUDYING
The hardest part is starting - so you may as well just do it. There are a number of different ways you can start, from working through the requirements step-by-step, to focusing on themes and topics, or reading previous applications. First? Find out what you don't know, and focus on getting that experience.
Step 5: Sort out the Admin
STEP 3: FORM A STUDY GROUP
A study group is really more like a support group. They'll motivate you when you can't be bothered, throw the tough questions at you, and share their own experiences. Seek out others to share the journey with - your understanding of the profession will be richer for it.