|Protection of the title of architect||Yes|
|Protection of the function of architects||No|
Registration is compulsory for those who wish to use the title architect. An entrance examination is required in order to register.
|If yes, Where ?||Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI)|
|Competent authority||Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI)|
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Programme of acquisition of competences
- Academic training of 5 years (3+2) at any of the five recognised schools of architecture that have their courses prescribed. These include the National University of Ireland, the Dublin Institute of Technology, the University of Limerick, Cork Institute of Technology and the Waterford Institute of Technology.
- Degree: Currently B.Arch. but there is a move towards M.Arch. as a result of the Bologna Process
- Compulsory professional experience of 2 years
- Compulsory professional examination recognised by the RIAI (on the basis of the RIAI’s list of competences). This examination can be organised by the schools or by the RIAI itself.
- Compulsory registration introduced in May 2008.
- Continued professional development is compulsory for all RIAI members and for non-member registrants under the RIAI Code of Conduct, which applies to registrants as well as Members. CPD support and monitoring are both provided through the RIAI’s new online CPD system CPDEngage.
|Additional compulsory practical training- internship||2 years |
|Requirement for undertaking a period of traineeship||Yes|
|Period of traineeship supervised (overseen) |
By who ?
|Practical training period|
To which conditions
|Number of hours per month required||Full time employment|
|Compulsory Professional examination||Yes|
|Complementary professional education|
|Remuneration of the Traineeship||Yes|
|Specific supplementary courses organised||Yes|
|Model form of contract available||Yes|
|Traineeship and practical experience undertaken abroad taken into account||Yes|
|Evaluation of the Traineeship||Yes|
|Evaluation method used||In an exam, oral interview and case study.|
Are Architects obligation to carry insurance? -YES – Under the Code of Conduct
6 years for a contract signed under hand, 12 years for a contract signed under seal, and 6 years for faulty deeds (counted from the onset of the damage).
|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 ?
|The RIAI |
|Is it organised ?||Yes|
|Who provides the courses:||Industry, Private Sector, RIAI|
|What level of training is provided:|
Not mapped to European Qualifications.
Framework – CPD only.
|Are certain subjects mandatory ?||No|
|What types of activities or provisions are accepted :|
Any activity that is relevant to the competencies of an architect (Article 46 of the PQD)
|Do you have any evaluation criteria for the CPD material ?|| |
YESRIAI Standard and Article 46 of the PQD
|Who recognize (accredits) these trainings :||The RIAI|
|Development of the trainings :|
A. Estimated number of courses / year
B. Estimated number of participants / year
C. Estimated lesson hours / year
A Approx 30 per year.
B Approx 1000
C Approx 180 lesson hours per year(30 x 6 Hours)
|Level of requirements for the architects :|
40 Hours of CPD, at least 20 of which must be structured.
|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) ?
H + E + C
|Is training (provision) delivered abroad accepted ?||Yes|
|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|
Meet the requirements of the Professional Qualifications Directive 2005/36/EC and/or The Building Control Act 2007