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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

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 TraineeshipYes
Evaluation method used logbook and presentation of a portfolio

Liability and insurance

Are Architects obligation to carry insurance?

YES

 

Legal Basis:
- what are the most commonly used Term and Conditions:

 

The Building Act(Act No. 183/2006 Coll)

 

What are the requirements for obtaining  Insurance?

 

There is no special requirement needed to obtain an Insurance, but authorized architect needs to have a valid authorization.

 

How are insurance premiums calculated?

 

Rate applied to fees ; Based on fixed price

 

What forms of Insurance contract exist:

 

-Subscription contract for all liabilities in a predefined period

-Cover for architect in a specific project

-Cover for the all professionals in a project

 

Insurances / Agents:

 

ČSOB Pojišťovna, a.s. / MARSH s.r.o

 Read the insurance country sheet

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?

Encoureged

If it is compulsory:

 

Is it required by law?

 

Is it required by a Code of Conduct?

 

If it is regulated, who regulates the system:

A professional body.

a professional body?

 

a governmental body?

 

a combination of the two?

 

Is it structured / organised?

 

Yes, by work group CPD of CCA

Who provides the courses?

 

Professional / architectural organizations; schools of architecture; other institutions or firms.

 

What level of training is provided?

 

General awareness; regulation and legislation; detailed knowledge; local problems

 

Are certain subjects mandatory?

 

 

What types of activities or provisions are accepted?

 

Recognized courses: Workshop presentations; excursions and visits; electronic means

Do you have any evaluation criteria for the CPD material?

 

Yes

Who recognises (accredits) the training?

Certification Committee of CPD work group of CCA

Development of the training:

 

A. Estimated number of courses per year

370 / year

B. Estimated number of participants per year  

-

C. Estimated lesson hours per year

 

-

Level of requirements for architects:

 

72 crédits/ points

Is this required level validated or checked and if so, how?

 

A. Not requested

 

B. Self-assessment of value

 

C. Attendance tracking

C. Attendance tracking

D. Self-assessment using self-test

 

E. By regular checks

 

F. Examination

 

G. Thesis

 

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?

 

A. None

None

B.  Reprimand

 

C. Expulsion from the register

 

D. Other?

 

Do you have a database of the content of your CPD Programme ?

 

CCA has a list with the CPD courses

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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