Travessa do Carvalho, 23, P - 1249-003 Lisboa
Phone: + 351 21 324 11 00
Fax: + 351 21 324 11 01
Head of delegation: Daniel Fortuna do Couto, José Manuel Pedreirinho
President: Gonçalo Byrne
The Portuguese Order (OA) assures that deontological rules are observed by all OA members; OA seeks the promotion of Architecture at a National level; OA is an organization of Public Interest and recognized by the Portuguese State as the official representative of all Portuguese architects; It is structured through a National Board and two regional branches (sections). The first one assures all institutional and representative activities and actions (responding to National legislation and the making of laws and decrees), while the second ones assure the communication and contact with all the member architects.
|Protection of the title of architect||Yes |
|Protection of the function of architects||Yes|
|Professional title||Architect |
|Mandatory Registration||Yes - Registration confers the title of architects|
|If yes, Where ?||Ordem Dos Arquitectos (OA)|
|Competent authority||Ordem Dos Arquitectos (OA)|
- No entrance examinations
- Academic training of 5 years
- Qualification of Master Degree in Architecture
- Compulsory professional experience of a minimum of 12 months organized by the Ordem dos Arquitectos.
- Compulsory registration with the Ordem dos Arquitectos.
- Continued training: not compulsory.
|Additional compulsory practical training- internship||1 year |
|Requirement for undertaking a period of traineeship|
|Period of traineeship supervised (overseen) |
By who ?
The Patrono must have 5 years of professional experience.
|Practical training period|
To which conditions
| There is a program of undergoing professional practice regulated by law: Decree 66/2011, June 1, that regulate the traineeship in Portugal and Regulamento de Inscriçao – Ordem dos Arquitectos, that regulate the required traineeship under supervision in order to register as architect|
|Number of hours per month required|
|Compulsory Professional examination||Yes|
|Complementary professional education|| Yes (seminar). |
|Remuneration of the Traineeship|
|Specific supplementary courses organised|| Yes (learning package).|
It is required that the trainee has a formation in professional Regulation and Deontology.
|Model form of contract available|
|Traineeship and practical experience undertaken abroad taken into account|
|Evaluation of the Traineeship||Logbook|
|Evaluation method used|
5 years for gross negligence in private contracts, 2 years (1 year if stipulated) in public contracts (counted from completion or delivery of a permit of use).
Title and function are protected.
|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 ?
|The CPD is certified by a governmental body, Direcção Geral do Emprego e das Relações de Trabalho (DGERT). |
|Is it organised ?||Yes.|
|Who provides the courses:||Professional/architects’ bodies; other institutions or firms.|
|What level of training is provided:||General awareness; Regulation and legislation, Detailed knowledge; Advanced knowledge; Local issues; other sujects|
|Are certain subjects mandatory ?|
|What types of activities or provisions are accepted :|
Recognised courses; other courses; Workshop; Presentations; Excursions or visits;
|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
|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) ?
| Not requested|
Self-assessment using self-test
By regular checks
|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 from 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 ?
Must have an academic qualification in Architecture, national or present in Directive 2005/36/EC.