|Protection of the title of architect||Yes |
|Protection of the function of architects||No|
|Mandatory Registration||Yes. |
To use the title but not to practise the profession
|If yes, Where ?||Bureau Architectenregister (BA)|
|Competent authority||Bureau Architectenregister (BA)|
Architects who are registered with the BA can, if they so wish, become member of the Bond van Nederlandse Architecten (BNA), the only Dutch professional association of architects in the Netherlands.
2.5 years Technical University + 2 years professional experience or
4 years Academy of Architecture (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Arnhem, Groningen and Maastricht).
Degree of MSc (Master of Science in architecture by Technical Universities) or degree of MA (Master of Architecture, at Academy of Architecture).
Professional training needed?
If yes How much time
2-year professional experience required since 2015.
|Additional compulsory practical training- internship||2 years since 2015|
|Requirement for undertaking a period of traineeship||YES if you want to get the title|
|Period of traineeship supervised (overseen) |
By who ?
|YES: by the Commission Beroepservaringsperiode at Bureau Architectenregister (BA)|
|Practical training period|
To which conditions
At an architectural office, a municipality a governmental department or a development branche and under supervision of an architect
More information on conditions:https://www.beroepservaringperiode.nl/en
|Number of hours per month required||The ‘beroepservaringsperiode’ (traineeship) takes 2 years if you practice at least 32 hourse per week.|
|Compulsory Professional examination||No|
|Complementary professional education||Master in Architecture|
|Remuneration of the Traineeship||Yes|
|Specific supplementary courses organised||Yes|
|Model form of contract available||No|
|Traineeship and practical experience undertaken abroad taken into account||YES, under certain conditions and only of fully completed (not partially)|
|Evaluation of the Traineeship||Yes|
|Evaluation method used||Evaluation form ; https://arch-lokaal.nl/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Jonge-ontwerpers-en-beroepservaring-2015-2017.pdf|
Are Architects obligation to carry insurance?
BNA members are required by BNA Code of Conduct. No legal obligation.
The New Regulation (DNR2011) & Standard Regulation (SR 1997). These are the standard terms of delivery provided by BNA. Most professional clients deviate from these terms, especially relating to reliability and insurance.
What are the requirements for obtaining Insurance?
Design contracts are mostly covered by standard conditions on the mutual rights and obligations of the contracting parties (usually the DNR). According to these standard conditions architect liability expires after five years from the day on which the assignment ends. In the standard conditions architect liability is often limited to its extent. In particular the architect liability is limited to the architects fee or to the advisory costs.
How are insurance premiums calculated?
Premiums are based on the risk profile of the architecture firm
What forms of Insurance contracts exist:
Professional Indemnity Insurance
Company Indemnity Insurance
Construction Allrisk Insurance
Building Design Insurance
Insurances / Agents:
Various companies offer insurances such as AON, Centraal Beheer, Nationale Nederlanden and others.
|Does a system of CPD for architects exists in your country ?||Yes|
|If yes: |
- Is it compulsory ?
- Is it encouraged ?
- Is it free ?
Architects are obliged to carry out at least 16 hours of CPD per year. Among others trainings are organized, promoted and audited by BNA.
|If it is compulsory,|
is it required by law,
or by a Code of Conduct ?
| Required by laws and by a code of conduct |
|If it is regulated, who regulates the system:|
a professional body,
a governmental body,
a combination of the two ?
|A professional body,|
A governmental body.
|Is it organised ?||Yes. On a national and regional level.|
|Who provides the courses:||Professional/architects’ bodies; schools of architecture; other institutions or firms|
|What level of training is provided:||General awareness; Regulation and legislation, Detailed knowledge; Advanced knowledge|
|Are certain subjects mandatory ?||No|
|What types of activities or provisions are accepted :|
All Recognised and non other courses; Workshop; Presentations; Excursions or visits
|Do you have any evaluation criteria for the CPD material ?||Yes|
|Who recognize (accredits) these trainings :||Bureau Architectenregister (BA) and accredited educational institutions, such as BNA Academy|
|Development of the trainings :|
A. Estimated number of courses / year
B. Estimated number of participants / year
C. Estimated lesson hours / year
60 courses / year
1200 participants /year
240 hours per year
|Level of requirements for the architects :||16h /year |
|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) ?
|Self-assessment of value, Attendance tracking|
|Is training (provision) delivered abroad accepted ?||Unclear|
|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|
What requirements must a European architects fulfil to practice in this country ?
The Netherlands only has title regulation, no practice regulation. Register at Bureau Architectenregister (BA).