|Protection of the title of architect||Yes|
The title is protected.
|Protection of the function of architects||Yes|
The Luxembourg architect has exclusive rights: All applications for authorisation of constructions have to be signed by an architect.
Registration with the Order is compulsory for all architects and consulting engineers, natural or legal persons (individuals or legal entities), who wish to practise their profession under the status of “independent” in Luxembourg. Registration is, on the other hand, optional for civil servants or private sector employees practising an activity that pertains to concept and study in the domain of construction.
|If yes, Where ?||Ordre des Architectes et des Ingénieurs Conseils du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (OAI)|
|Competent authority||Ministry of the Middle Classes through the Association of Architects and Consulting Engineers / Ordre des Architects et des Ingénieurs-Conseils (OAI).|
- Academic training: there are no schools of architecture in Luxembourg (but a Master’s degree will be organised soon). The law on acces to the profession (02/09/2011) demands that training acquired abroad be of at least 5 years duration.
- Compulsory professional experience of 2 years.
- Compulsory registration with the OAI.
- Continued training: not compulsory.
|Additional compulsory practical training- internship||2 years (professional experience) |
|Requirement for undertaking a period of traineeship||By law|
|Period of traineeship supervised (overseen) |
By who ?
|Practical training period|
To which conditions
|Already established architect|
|Number of hours per month required|
|Compulsory Professional examination||No|
|Complementary professional education||Not mandatory |
|Remuneration of the Traineeship|
|Specific supplementary courses organised||Yes by the OAI and CRP-Henri Tudor, but not mandatory|
|Model form of contract available||No|
|Traineeship and practical experience undertaken abroad taken into account||Yes, but as to be done by an established architect|
|Evaluation of the Traineeship||No|
|Evaluation method used|
2 years for small works (counted from acceptance), 10 years for large, and 30 years in case of wilful misrepresentation.Read the insurance sheet
|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 ?
| Not compulsory |
|If it is regulated, who regulates the system:|
a professional body,
a governmental body,
a combination of the two ?
|Not regulated |
|Is it organised ?|
|Who provides the courses:||Mostly OAI and CRP-Henri Tudor (see enclosed programm).|
|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 ?
Autorisation d’établissement from Ministry of the Middle Classes
Registration with the OAI