|Protection of the title of architect||No |
|Protection of the function of architects||No|
In principle the profession is not regulated. The actual practice is, however “semi regulated”; i.e. the practicing firms are subject to approval by the authorities, according to their competence, in order to be eligible to sign on the building permit papers.
|Professional title||Architect MNAL (voluntary)|
|If yes, Where ?||There is no obligation to register with an association or an official list. |
Two associations organize architects at national and provincial level in Norway:
Association of Consulting Architect Companies of Norway (Arkitektbedriftene i Norge), representing the professional architectural firms
Essendrops gate 3 - N-0305 Oslo
Phone : +47 22 93 15 00
Fax : +47 22 93 15 01
Email : post(at)arkitektbedriftene(dot)no
Website : www.arkitektbedriftene.no
National Association of Norwegian Architects (NAL)
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1. Academic training: 5 years (3+2), Master’s Degree, given at three architect schools
2. No professional experience required in order to practice at the lowest level. The authorities require academic training, Ms and various degree of relevant experience in order to be authorized to sign building permit papers (three levels of authorization)
3. Continued training: not compulsory.
|Additional compulsory practical training- internship||No but the authorities require academic training, Ms and various degree of relevant experience in order to be authorized to sign building permit papers (three levels of authorization)|
|Requirement for undertaking a period of traineeship|
|Period of traineeship supervised (overseen) |
By who ?
|Practical training period|
To which conditions
|Number of hours per month required|
|Compulsory Professional examination||No|
|Complementary professional education||No |
|Remuneration of the Traineeship|
|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|
No information available
|Does a system of CPD for architects exists in your country ?||Yes|
|If yes: |
- Is it compulsory ?
- Is it encouraged ?
- Is it free ?
|Free or compulsory |
|If it is compulsory,|
is it required by law,
or by a Code of Conduct ?
|Required by law and by 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 |
|Is it organised ?||On a national scale|
|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 ?|
|What types of activities or provisions are accepted :|
Recognised courses; other courses; Workshop; Presentations; Excursions or visits; Electronic means
|Do you have any evaluation criteria for the CPD material ?||Yes|
|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
60-70 courses / year
2000 participants / year
370 lessons hours/year
|Level of requirements for the architects :||30 hours / 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) ?
|Not requested; Attendance tacking|
|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 ?
|Expulsion form the Register|
|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 ?
No information available