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ACE Member Organisation

Sveriges Arkitekter (SA)

Storgatan 41, Box 5027, SE-102 41 Stockholm
Phone: + 46 8 50 55 77 00
Email: kansli(at)arkitekt(dot)se
Website: www.arkitekt.se



PO Box 55545, 102 04 Stockholm 
Phone: +46 8 762 67 00
Email: std(at)std(dot)se
Website: www.std.se


Professional title

Protection of the title of architectNo
Protection of the function of architectsNo: Profession is not regulated
Professional title Architect SAR/MSA (membership on Sveriges Arkiteter necessary)
Mandatory RegistrationNo  (volontary) 
If yes, Where ? Compulsory registration with the association to use the title SAR/MSA). The Swedish Architects does not have exclusive rights. 
Competent authority Registration is not compulsory (in theory anyone can practise the profession). However, there does exist an association of Swedish architects: Sveriges Arkitekter (SA)

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

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- Academic training of 5 years given by the schools or faculties of architecture of the Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (Royal Institute of Technology of Stockholm), Lunds Universitet, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola (Gothenburg) and Umeå University. Degree: Master of Architecture.
- No professional experience required for voluntary membership with the Swedish Association of Architects. Two years of professional experience is compulsory to be given the professional title “arkitekt SAR/MSA” by the organisation.
- No compulsory professional examination.
- Continued training: not compulsory.


Additional compulsory practical training- internshipNo
Requirement for undertaking a period of traineeship
Period of traineeship supervised (overseen)
By who ?
Practical training period
Where ?
To which conditions
Number of hours per month required 
Compulsory Professional examination No 
Complementary professional education 
Remuneration of the Traineeship 
Trainee accompanied 
Specific supplementary courses organised 
Model form of contract available 
Traineeship and practical experience undertaken abroad taken into account  
Evaluation of the Traineeship 
Evaluation method used 

Liability and insurance

2 years (counted from delivery). 

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Continuous Professional Development

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 ?
Not compulsory
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: Sveriges Arkitekter or other. Description below of the professional training programme given by Sveriges Arkitekter (the only one available) 
What level of training is provided: General awareness; Regulation and legislation, Detailed knowledge; Advanced knowledge; Local issues
Are certain subjects mandatory ? 
What types of activities or provisions are accepted :

Workshop; Presentations; other courses

Do you have any evaluation criteria for the CPD material ? Yes
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

5 courses / year
80 participants / year
300 hours / year


Level of requirements for the architects :Depending of shich level of the programme you wish to participate in.
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,
F. Examination,
G. Thesis,
H. Others means (e.g. electronic monitoring) ?
Self-assessment of value,
Attendance tracking,

By regular checks


Is training (provision) delivered abroad accepted ? NA
What kind of sanction is applied for the non-compliance with CPD obligation:
A. None,
B.  Reprimand,
C. Expulsion from the register,
D. Other ?
Do you have a database of the content of your CPD Programme ? Yes

Requirements to practice in this country

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




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