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ACE Member Organisation


ul. Stawki 2A, 00-193 Warszawa
tel. +48 22-827-85-14
fax. +48 22-827-62-42
e-mail: izba(at)izbaarchitektow(dot)pl


Professional title

Protection of the title of architectNo
Protection of the function of architectsYes
Professional title magister  inżynier architekt (mgr inż. arch.)
Mandatory RegistrationYes
If yes, Where ? National Chamber of Polish Architects (IARP)
Ul. Stawki 2A 00-193 Warsaw
Phone : +48 22 827 85 14
Fax : +48 22 827 62 42
Email : izba(at)izbaarchitektow(dot)pl
Website : www.izbaarchitektow.pl
Competent authority National Chamber of Polish Architects (IARP)
Ul. Stawki 2A 00-193 Warsaw
Phone : +48 22 827 85 14
Fax : +48 22 827 62 42
Email : izba(at)izbaarchitektow(dot)pl
Website : www.izbaarchitektow.pl

Access to the profession: How to become an architect in this country ?

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- Entrance examination
- Academic training of 5 years (Bachelor’s degree + Master’s degree)
- Qualification: magister inżynier architekt (mgr inż. arch.)
- Compulsory professional experience of 3 years (2+1 year) including one spent on site.
- Compulsory professional examination by the Council of the local Chamber of Architects
- Compulsory registration with IARP.
- Continued training: not compulsory.
- Compulsory professional experience could be taken after obtaining the Bachelor’s degree


Additional compulsory practical training- internship3 years
Requirement for undertaking a period of traineeship Bachelor’s degree diploma
Period of traineeship supervised (overseen)
By who ?
Member of IARP 
Practical training period
Where ?
To which conditions
3 years including 1 on site

The training can be undergone after 3 years of study at university
Number of hours per month required 
Compulsory Professional examination Yes. Compulsory Professional examination by the Council of the Regional Chamber of Architects
Complementary professional education 
Remuneration of the Traineeship
Trainee accompanied 
Specific supplementary courses organised 
Model form of contract available 
Traineeship and practical experience undertaken abroad taken into account Yes
Evaluation of the Traineeship Yes
Evaluation method used Log book + passed examination

Liability and insurance

No information available

Continuous Professional Development

Does a system of CPD for architects exists in your country ?No 
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 ?

Is it organised ? 
Who provides the courses: 
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,
F. Examination,
G. Thesis,
H. Others means (e.g. electronic monitoring) ?
Is training (provision) delivered abroad accepted ? Yes
What kind of sanction is applied for the non-compliance with CPD obligation:
A. None,
B.  Reprimand,
C. Expulsion from the register,
D. Other ?
Do you have a database of the content of your CPD Programme ? 

Requirements to practice in this country

What requirements must a European architects fulfil to practice in this country ?

Enter the proceedings aimed at recognition of qualifications. More information at http://www.izbaarchitektow.pl/pokaz.php?id=582 



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