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ACE Member Organisation

Czech Chamber of Architects (CCA) 

Josefska 34/6 118 00 Prague 1
Phone: + 420 257 53 22 87
Email: recepce(at)cka(dot)cc
Website: www.cka.cz

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Professional title

Protection of the title of architectYes
Protection of the function of architectsYes
Professional title Authorized Architect (Ing Arch / Akad Arch,...)
Mandatory RegistrationYes
If yes, Where ? Czech Chamber of Architects (CCA)
Competent authority Czech Chamber of Architects (CCA)

Access to the profession: How to become an architect in this country ?

5 / 6 + 3 (university + professional experience)

• Academic training of 5 or 6 years at Universities (depend on the institution)
• Master’s degree from University
• Compulsory professional experience of minimum 3 years, supervised
• Compulsory professional examination by the Czech Chamber of Architecture (CCA) + oath.
• Compulsory registration with CCA.
• Continued training: not compulsory. Architect may attend the courses and gather 72 points per year – to benefit from CKA
• The access to the profession is described in the document of the Borys Czaracziew (ENACA) – enclosed

Entrance examinations Yes
Duration of academic education5-6 years

Traineeship

Additional compulsory practical training- internship3 years
Requirement for undertaking a period of traineeship A logbook received upon request at the Chamber. The period of the traineeship starts after Master degree (University).
Period of traineeship supervised (overseen)
By who ?
Yes
By the employer = authorized architect (member of the CCA).
Practical training period
Where ?
To which conditions

In the architectural atelier / studio.
Number of hours per month requiredNo requirement
Compulsory Professional examinationYes
Complementary professional educationNot compulsory
Remuneration of the TraineeshipTraineeship based on employment – the Labour Code
Trainee accompanied
Specific supplementary courses organisedNo
Model form of contract availableNo (Labour Code)
Traineeship and practical experience undertaken abroad taken into accountYes
Evaluation of the Traineeshiplogbook and presentation of a portfolio
Evaluation method used 

Liability and insurance

Insurance is compulsory for all members of the Czech Chamber of Architects – compulsory both for Authorized and Visiting Architects (temporary and occasional registration). Read the insurance country sheet 

Continuous Professional Development

Est ce qu’un système de FPC pour les architectes existe pour ce pays ?

Oui

Si oui:

Est il obligatoire ?

Est il encouragé?

Est il gratuit?

Encouragé

S’il est obligatoire :

 

Est il requis par la loi ou

 

par un Code de conduite ?

 

S’il est réglementé, qui réglemente le système 

un organisme professionnel

un organisme professionnel ?

 

un organisme gouvernemental ?

 

une combinaison des deux ?

 

Est-il organisé ?

par le Groupe de travail FPC du  CCA

Qui fournit les cours ?

Organismes professionnels / d’architectes ; écoles d’architecture ; autres institutions ou firmes.

 

Quel niveau de formation est prévu ?

Prise de conscience générale ; réglementation et législation ; connaissance détaillée, ; problèmes locaux

 

Certains sujets sont ils obligatoires ?

 

Quels types d’activités ou de dispositions sont acceptés?

Cours reconnus : Atelier présentations ; excursions et visites; moyens électroniques

Avez vous des critères d’évaluation pour le matériel de FPC?

Oui

Qui reconnaît (accrédite) ces formations ? 

Comité de Certification du Groupe de travail FPC du CCA

Développement des formations

 

A. Nombre estimé de cours  par an

370 / an

B. Nombre estimé de participants par an 

-

C. Nombre estimé d’heures de leçon par an

-

Niveau des exigences pour les architectes

72 crédits/ points

Ce niveau requis est-il validé ou vérifié et comment ?

 

A. Non demandé

 

B. Auto-évaluation de la valeur

 

C. Suivi des présences

Suivi des présences

D. Auto-évaluation en utilisant un auto-contrôle

 

E. Par contrôles réguliers

 

F. Examen

 

G. Thèse

 

H. Autres moyens (par exemple, contrôle électronique)

 

Est ce qu’une formation délivrée à l’étranger est acceptée ?

-

Quel type de sanction est appliquée pour le non respect de l’obligation de FPC :

 

A. Aucune

Aucune

B.  Avertissement

 

C. Expulsion du registre

 

D. Autres ?

 

Existe t il une base de données du contenu du programme FPC dans ce pays ?

CCA a une liste des cours de FPC EFFACER LE LIEN EN ANGLAIS

Requirements to practice in this country

What requirements must a European architects fulfil to practice in this country ?

There are two possibilities – visiting or resident person.

1. Resident person / establishment :
we are looking at the home state eligibility and certificates from CA
Typically we accept in automatic regime a fully qualified European architect having a listed qualification (Annex VI and V.7)+ accompanying certificate (access to market requirements listed in Column IV of Annex V.7);
- professional qualification /diplomas, certificates - confirmation of the professional body in the country and other documents on official qualification as well as professional practice - the list of projects, curriculum vitae/,
- registration form – issued by CCA
- no criminal record – extract from the police records no more than three months old,
- conclusion of a third party professional liability insurance policy,
- payment of the fee for submission of application for recognition of professional qualification

2. Visiting person / cross-border or temporary and occasional provision of services)
An architect needs to be established in his Home State to be eligible for this regime;
- professional qualification /diplomas, certificates - confirmation of the professional body in the country and other documents on official qualification as well as professional practice - the list of projects, curriculum vitae/,
- registration form – issued by CCA
- no criminal record – extract from the police records no more than three months old,
- conclusion of a third party professional liability insurance policy,
- payment of the fee for submission of application for recognition of professional qualification

Registration is valid for one year (and may be renewed easily upon request).

Further information available on the CCA website

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