Any person who wishes to practise as an architect in Belgium must first register with the Order of Architects.

The Order of Architects was established by an act of parliament in 1963 and has a current membership of more than 15,000 architects (natural persons).

Its main task is to establish rules of professional conduct for architects (often rules of ethics) and to make sure that architects observe them. In other words, the Order of Architects assures the quality of architectural practice. It also monitors access to the profession and, more specifically, oversees compulsory practical training.

For more information about compulsory practical training; the rules of professional conduct; membership fees; access to the profession; or complaints about registered architects, please contact one of the Order's provincial Councils.