PROTOCOL FOR PRACTICE IN A HOST NATION

The Czech Chamber of Architects ("CKA") and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards ("NCARB") agree to accept the following Protocol as governing the practice of architecture for Czech architects seeking to practice in the United States of America and for American architects seeking to practice in the Czech republic.

To be allowed to practice architecture in a domestic juridiction1:

A. A foreign architect must provide evidence of a current registration which allows the foreign architect to use the title "authorized, licensed, certified, or registered architect" and to seek to engage in the "unlimited practice" of architecture in the foreign jurisdiction.

B. "Unlimited practice of architecture" means authority to design buildings for human habitation without limit as to type, size, or cost of construction and without geographic limitation within the foreign jurisdiction.

C. A foreign architect seeking to practice in accordance with this Protocol in the domestic jurisdiction shall always be required to submit an application to the national registration authority of the domestic jurisdiction (CKA or NCARB, as the case may be) to become listed and to remain on a Roster of Architects Accepted to Practice in the Domestic Jurisdiction in accordance with this Protocol.

D. This Protocol must have been signed by CKA and NCARB and suitably ratified by the bodies authorized to make this Protocol binding on the signatory parties and must be in full force and effect.

E. A foreign architect may not enter the domestic jurisdiction and seek, solicit, or offer to render services without the material participation of domestic architect. Promptly after being selected as architect for a project, the domestic architect must file a statement with his or her regulatory agency, identifying the foreign architect and describing the project for which this arrangement has been made.

F. The domestic architect shall take responsible control over all aspects of the architectural services.

G. The foreign architect must use the title "foreign architect in consultation with the domestic architect".

H. Upon request from NCARB, the CKA will confirm a registrant's status, and upon request from the CKA, NCARB will confirm a US Certificate Holder's status.

I. Arrangements affecting the scope of services, liability, insurance, court jurisdiction, copyright, other intellectual property rights, and other business issues shall be negotiated among the architects and the owner/client.

J. This protocol is in both English and Czech versions with equal validity.

K. The Protocol shall come into full force and effect on the latter of the first day of July 2001 or the date it is suitably ratified by the bodies authorized to make this Protocol binding on the signatory parties.



IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned executed this Protocol in Prague, Czech Republic,

On the ______ day of ______________, 2001.



Czech Chamber of Architects National Council of Architectural
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1 "Domestic jurisdiction" refers throughout to the host nation where the project is located. "Domestic architect" refers to an architect registered to practice in the host nation. "Foreign architect" refers to an architect registered to practice in the foreign jurisdiction. "Foreign jurisdiction" refers to the country in which the foreign architect is registered. As this is a reciprocal agreement, "foreign" may refer to either the United States or the Czech Republic and, conversely, "domestic" may refer to either the United States or the Czech Republic.