directory / list of architects and urban planners - registration

The following professional titles: Architect, interior designer, garden and landscape architect and urban planner may only be used subject to registration in the Directory of Architects and Urban Planners or registration as a capital or private company in the Directory of Professional Associations by the State Chamber of Architects.

If you are legally established in another member state of the European Union (EU) or in another state party to the agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) for the practising of a comparable activity and would like to exercise this activity temporarily and occasionally in Berlin (temporary services), you can apply to be entered in the Directory of Foreign Architects and Urban Planners in Berlin.

If you have studied architecture (building construction, interior design and landscape architecture) or urban planning at a foreign university outside the European Union (EU) and would like to work in Berlin, you can apply to the job market and work as an architect (e.g. as an employee in an architectural office).
However, you are not allowed to use the professional title "architect" or "urban planner" and you are not entitled to submit building documents.
The professional title "Architect" is protected in Germany and requires formal permission. This formal permission will be granted to you on the basis of a Certificate Evaluation of your foreign degree at the The Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (ZAB) followed by an application for registration in the "list of architects" at the competent chamber of architects.

Online processing

Service provided online


Documents required

  • Proof of residence within the state of Berlin, of professional premises or the place of service or employment
  • Copy of degree certificate
  • Proof of at least two years of professional practise in the essential professional tasks of the respective area of specialisation (alternatively: qualification for higher public service in the area of construction or landscaping technology).
  • application form of the Chamber of Architects (see section forms)
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Proof of relevant professional liability insurance
  • Certificate of good conduct for presentation to an authority
  • possibly further documents
    Depending on area of specialisation and legal status. Please note instructions on the application form.


Between EUR 80 and 515 depending on the type of application. Further information is included in the regulation governing the levying of fees by the Berlin Chamber of Architects.

Responsible authorities

The Berlin Chamber of Architects is responsible for registration in the Directory of Architects / Urban Planners

You can also access this service online via the Business Portal of the Single Point of Contact.
Online business services

Architektenkammer Berlin

Specific information on this location currently available only on the authority's home page: Architektenkammer Berlin