|Protection of the title of architect||NO|
|Protection of the function of architects||Yes|
|Professional title||Architect, DA7 (Diploma Architect, level 7), VA7 (Chartered architect, level 7), VAE8 (Chartered/Principal Architect, level 8)|
|Mandatory Registration||YES, for design of buildings subject to a building permit (DA7 (particularly), VA7, VAE8)|
|Competent authority|| |
Estonian Association of Architects EAA
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- No entrance examination
- Academic training: 5 years
- Qualification: University Master's degree (Diploma Architect).
- Compulsory professional experience of 3 years for architects “Chartered” by the professional organization (EAA), except for architects in civil service.
- No compulsory professional examination
- Compulsory registration on the Register of Economic Activities for design of buildings subject to a building permit.
- Continued training : not compulsory.
|Additional compulsory practical training- internship||Compulsory professional experience of 3 years for architects “Chartered” by the professional organization (EAA)|
|Requirement for undertaking a period of traineeship|
|Period of traineeship supervised (overseen) |
By who ?
|Practical training period|
To which conditions
|Number of hours per month required|
|Compulsory Professional examination||No|
|Complementary professional education|
|Remuneration of the Traineeship|
|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|
Are Architects obligation to carry insurance?
Professional civil liability insurance -
"Covers loss or damage that you or your company have caused to third parties with your professional activity (e.g. incorrect engineering design, medical mistreatment, loss or damage arising in consequence of illegal activity of a bailiff)."
What are the requirements for obtaining Insurance?
How are insurance premiums calculated?
What forms of Insurance contract exist:
Insurances / Agents:
|Does a system of CPD for architects exists in your country ?||No|
|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:|
|What level of training is provided:|
|Are certain subjects mandatory ?|
|What types of activities or provisions are accepted :|
|Do you have any evaluation criteria for the CPD material ?|
|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
|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 ?|
What requirements must a European architects fulfil to practice in this country ?Recognition of Foreign Professional Qualifications Act https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/504022016010/consolide