Abenra 34 - DK-1124 Copenhagen K
Phone: + 45 3085 9000
Akademisk Arkitektforening (Danish Architects’ Association) – organizing 6,700 architects educated according to the PQD. Members are entitled to the title Arkitekt MAA.
Vesterbrogade 1E, 2 sal.-1620 København K
Phone: + 45 32 83 05 00
Fax: +45 32 83 07 30
Danske Arkitektvirksomheder, DANSKE ARK, organizes around 760 companies which together employ approximately 4,500 employees and account for about 85-90% of the aggregate building contract sums in Denmark.
The members of DANSKE ARK are private firms of consulting architects that are charged with architectural assignments and where the day-to-day management is undertaken by at least one person educated as an architect (according to the PQD). This person must have worked as a full-time architect for a minimum period of five years, including two years as a self-employed person or responsible leader.
DANSKE ARK focus on subjects related to the architectural offices´ needs and demands, including their role as businesses and employers;
- Wages and working conditions
- Public procurement
- Contractual issues
- Constructions politics
- Architectural politics
- Education and competence
- Business development
|Protection of the title of architect||No|
|Protection of the function of architects||No|
|Professional title||cand.arch. and/or Arkitekt MAA (if member of the Danish Architects’ Association)|
The profession of architect is not regulated; the practice of the profession is unrestricted. However, people operating in the building industry, including architects, must have insurance. One of the requirements for obtaining insurance is a number of years of professional experience in the field of architecture.
|If yes, Where ?||N/A|
|Competent authority||There is no obligation to register with an association or an official list. |
There exists an association of Danish architects organizing all architects educated according to the directive, entitled Akademisk Arkitektforening – the Danish Architects’ Association and an organisation representing architectural companies, Danske Arkitektvirksomheder – the Danish Association of Architectural Firms.
A voluntary registration can be made with the Architects’ Association of Denmark (AA). This association is a private body that has a national head office and 7 local chapters. Membership of the Danish Architects’ Association is compulsory in order to use the title Architect MAA.
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- No entrance examination
- 5 years academic education (2+3) given at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and the School of Architecture in Aarhus.
- Final examination of the academic training giving access to the diploma
- No Professional training required
- Complementary academic training (not compulsory)
|Additional compulsory practical training- internship||Not compulsory|
No professional experience required. A majority of students who graduate from the schools (5 years) gain practical experience (approximately half a year) in their holidays during their study.
|Requirement for undertaking a period of traineeship||No|
|Period of traineeship supervised (overseen) |
By who ?
|Practical training period|
To which conditions
|Number of hours per month required||None|
|Compulsory Professional examination||No|
|Complementary professional education||No|
|Remuneration of the Traineeship||None|
|Specific supplementary courses organised||No|
|Model form of contract available||No|
|Traineeship and practical experience undertaken abroad taken into account||No|
|Evaluation of the Traineeship||No|
|Evaluation method used|
5 and 20 years (counted from acceptance).
Neither the title nor the function is protected.
|Does a system of CPD for architects exists in your country ?||Yes|
|If yes: |
- Is it compulsory ?
- Is it encouraged ?
- Is it free ?
|If it is compulsory,|
is it required by law,
or by a Code of Conduct ?
|If it is regulated, who regulates the system:|
a professional body,
a governmental body,
a combination of the two ?
|Is it organised ?|
|Who provides the courses:||Professional/architects’ bodies, the schools of architecture and other institutions or firms|
|What level of training is provided:||General awareness; Regulation and legislation, sustainability; management; renovation, accessibility,|
|Are certain subjects mandatory ?||No|
|What types of activities or provisions are accepted :||Courses; Workshop, Excursions or visits|
|Do you have any evaluation criteria for the CPD material ?||CPD material developed by the Danish Architects’ Association is always evaluated by the participants|
|Who recognize (accredits) these trainings :|
|Development of the trainings :|
A. Estimated number of courses / year
B. Estimated number of participants / year
C. Estimated lesson hours / year
|Figures from the Danish Architects’ Association:|
35 / year
800 / year
|Level of requirements for the architects :|
|Is this required level validated or checked and how:|
A. Not requested,
B. Self-assessment of value,
C. Attendance tracking,
D. Self-assessment using self-test,
E. By regular checks,
H. Others means (e.g. electronic monitoring) ?
|Is training (provision) delivered abroad accepted ?|
|What kind of sanction is applied for the non-compliance with CPD obligation:|
C. Expulsion from the register,
D. Other ?
|Do you have a database of the content of your CPD Programme ?||Yes. At the Danish Architects’ Association – http://arkitektforeningen.dk/kurser-karriere/kursusoversigt |
What requirements must a European architects fulfil to practice in this country ?
The same as the Danish architects, i.e. none.