Torņa iela 11, Riga
LV 1050 Latvija
Phone: +371 6721 2802
|Protection of the title of architect||Yes|
|Protection of the function of architects||Yes|
|Professional title||Certificated Architect|
|If yes, Where ?||Latvia Association of Architects (LAA)|
|Competent authority||Certification Board of the Latvia Association of Architects (LAA)|
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• Entrance examinations
• Academic training: 5.5 years
• Professional experience of 3 years
• Compulsory registration with the Certification Board of LAA
• Competence Test in Certification Board of the LAA
|Additional compulsory practical training- internship||3 years |
|Requirement for undertaking a period of traineeship||Architect’s Diploma|
|Period of traineeship supervised (overseen) |
By who ?
|Practical training period|
To which conditions
| 3 years|
|Number of hours per month required||Not stated|
|Compulsory Professional examination||No|
|Complementary professional education||No |
|Remuneration of the Traineeship||Yes|
|Specific supplementary courses organised|
|Model form of contract available||No|
|Traineeship and practical experience undertaken abroad taken into account||Yes|
|Evaluation of the Traineeship||Yes|
|Evaluation method used||presentation of a portfolio|
Insurance - mandatory from 01/10/2014, liability - period not defined
|There will be no requirement from 01.10.2014. The whole system is not fully developed yet, answers are therefore incomplete. |
Does a system of CPD for architects exists in your country ?
Yes from 01.10.2014
|If yes: |
- Is it compulsory ?
- Is it encouraged ?
- Is it free ?
Some courses will be free
|If it is compulsory,|
is it required by law,
or by a Code of Conduct ?
| Required by law|
|If it is regulated, who regulates the system:|
a professional body,
a governmental body,
a combination of the two ?
|Regulated by profesional body |
|Is it organised ?||Yes partly|
|Who provides the courses:||Professional Association, other institutions|
|What level of training is provided:|
|Are certain subjects mandatory ?||Yes|
|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 ?
|Reprimand, if requirements are not fullfilled after this examination|
|Do you have a database of the content of your CPD Programme ?|
What requirements must a European architects fulfil to practice in this country ?
According to the European Directive 2005/36/EC