Str. Pictor Arthur Verona nr. 19
010312 Bucharest 1 - Romania
Phone : +40 21 317 26 34
Fax : +40 21 317 26 35
Email : office(at)
Website :
Head of the delegation : Serban Tiganas


Professional title

Professional title

Mandatory Registration


If yes, Where?

Architects' Chamber of Romania OAR

str. Pictor Arthur Verona, 19 - 010312 Bucarest 1

Phone : +40 21 317 26 34

Fax : +40 21 317 26 35

Email : office.oar(at)rdslink(dot)ro

Website :

Competent authority

Architects' Chamber of Romania OAR

str. Pictor Arthur Verona, 19 - 010312 Bucarest 1

Phone : +40 21 317 26 34

Fax : +40 21 317 26 35

Email : office.oar(at)rdslink(dot)ro

Website :

Liability and Insurance


Basic Programme:

-     Official entrance examination

-    Academic training of 6 years (360 ECTS) = 4 years of Bachelor’s + 2 years of Master’s

-     Period of compulsory professional experience of 2 years

-     Compulsory -     Compulsory registration with the Union of Architects of Romania.

-     Continued training: not compulsory.

• Variants:

-     Training in 6 years with, in the last year, an in-office internship of 3 months + 2 months of management courses + 4 months of a degree project (?)

-    Professional experience period of 6 months to 2 years (Note: a vocational Master’s degree can be endorsed as an internship)

-     It is also possible to do a doctorate in 4 years.

Academic education

Entrance examinations

Yes (25% success rate)

Duration of academic education

6 years

Certificate of end of studies is delivered by an end-of-studies jury composed of 32 persons, of whom 50% are foreign members (with at least one American and one Asian member). This jury also includes a representative of the professional Chamber.


Additional compulsory practical training- internship

0.5 - 2 years

In accordance with the provisions of the Law 184/2001, Bachelor studies graduates have the right to do architectural designs but are not allowed to sign and stamp them with their own name. They can do that only after completing their 2 years professional practice and passing the exam for acquiring their professional license (right of signature)

Requirement for undertaking a period of traineeship

Master or foreign diploma

Period of traineeship supervised (overseen)


By who

Mixed supervision under the control of the Order and the profession (in contribution of 160 hours per month). This period can be reduced to 1 year if the candidate has a Doctorate. The supervising architect must have at least 5 years of professional practice in architectural design.

Practical training period



in an architects’ office

To which conditions

employers with minimum 5 years experience

Number of hours per month required


Compulsory Professional examination


Evaluation on the basis of an oral examination and the candidate’s portfolio. If the candidate fails, he/she can retake the examination as often as he/she wishes (every 3 months).

Complementary professional education


Remuneration of the Traineeship

Yes (350€)

Trainee accompanied

Specific supplementary courses organised

No but certain occasionally

Model form of contract available


Traineeship and practical experience undertaken abroad taken into account


Evaluation of the Traineeship

Yes (every 6 months reg.board)

Evaluation method used

Final evaluation

Log book, documents provided by employers, presentation of portfolio, and by passing a final examination.
Appeal possible in case of refusal

Average success rate: 99 %

European Architects

What requirements must a European architects fulfil to practice in your country? (for example: diploma, registration with a competent authority, etc)  


No information available


Does a system of CPD for architects exists in your country


If yes:

Is it compulsory?

Is it encouraged?

is it free?


If it is compulsory:

Not compulsory

is it required by law,

or by a Code of Conduct ?

By a Code of conduct

If it is regulated, who regulates the system:

a professional body,

a professional body

a governmental body,

a combination of the two ?

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 ; Local issues

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 ?


Who recognize (accredits) these trainings :

Development of the trainings :

A. Estimated number of courses / year

2-4 courses / year

B. Estimated number of participants / y

90 participants / year

C. Estimated lesson hours / year

80 hours / year

Level of requirements for the architects :

100 pts on 5 years

Is this required level validated or checked and how:

A. Not requested,

B. Self-assessment of value,

Self-assessment of value

C. Attendance tracking,

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?

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

No information available

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