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ACE Member Organisation

Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE-TCG)

European Affairs - 4, Nikis str - GR-10248 Athens
Phone: + 302 10 322 00 76
Fax: + 302 10 322 03 19
Email: tcgeudep(at)tee(dot)gr

Greek Association of Architects (SADAS-PEA)

15 Vrisakiou & Kladou - GR-10555 Athens
Phone: + 302 10 321 51 46
Fax: + 302 10 321 51 47
Email: sadas-pea(at)tee(dot)gr


Professional title

The intervention (not compulsory) of the architect is in general, limited to the establishment of the project only. The central figure of the construction operation is the engineer.

Protection of the title of architectYes
The title is protected on the condition that the architect is qualified and accredited by the Technical Chamber
Protection of the function of architectsNo
Professional title Architect or Architect-Engineer
There are 6 schools of Architecture. Depending on the school, the professional title change. This depends on the courses offered at each school.
Mandatory RegistrationYes
If yes, Where ? Chambre Technique de Grèce (CTG)
Competent authority Chambre Technique de Grèce (CTG)

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

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Institutes of architecture (Universities):
- Entrance examination
- Academic training in 5 years given by several universities (Students are opposed to the Bologna system for fear of arrival of un-funded Master’s degrees)
- Degree in Architecture.
-  After a period of 3 or 4 months (during which no professional experience is demanded) one can subject oneself to the professional examination (not very selective) before a jury selected by the Technical Chamber.
- Compulsory Registration with CTG.
- Continued training: Not compulsory

Technical Universities:
- Academic training of 4 years with 3.5 years of studies and 6 months of internship
- Academic qualification limited to buildings of a maximum of two stories.
Qualification limited to buildings of a maximum of two stories

Possible supplement to the academic training:
- Complementary Master’s degree of 2 years
- Doctorate of 3 years

Certain foreign “colleges” have opened branches in Greece. They still have no right to use the term university and they didn’t give architectural degrees that can provide professional rights


Additional compulsory practical training- internship2 years / 6 months 
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 examinationYes
Complementary professional educationNo 
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

10 years (counted from acceptance which takes place at the conclusion of a maintenance period of 15 months or 3 years).

Continuous Professional Development

Does a system of CPD for architects exists in your country ?
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:
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,
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,
B.  Reprimand,
C. Expulsion from the register,
D. Other ?
Do you have a database of the content of your CPD Programme ?

Requirements to practice in this country

What requirements must a European architects fulfil to practice in this country ?
No information available



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