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ACE Member Organisation

Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning of Slovenia (ZAPS)

Vegova 8 SL-1000 Ljubljana
Phone: + 386 1 24 20 670
Fax: + 386 1 24 20 680
Email: zaps(at)zaps(dot)si

- Public authorizations: Directory / Professional Examination / Discipline procedures
- Competitions
- Professional support for the members
- CPD - non obligatory
- Promotional activities, House of Architecture, Architecture and children


Professional title

Protection of the title of architectYes
Protection of the function of architectsYes
Professional title Authorized Architect
Mandatory RegistrationYes
If yes, Where ? Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning of Slovenia (ZAPS) 
Competent authority Zbornica za arhitekturo in prostor Slovenije - ZAPS (Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Development of Slovenia)

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

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- Academic training of 5 years at The Faculty of Architecture
- Degree: Univerzitetni diplomirani inženir arhitekture (univ.dipl.inž.arh.) – University Engineer Architect
- Compulsory professional experience of 2 years.
- Compulsory professional examination by the Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Development of Slovenia (ZAPS).
- Compulsory registration with the ZAPS
- Continued training: not compulsory.


Additional compulsory practical training- internship2 years
Requirement for undertaking a period of traineeship Yes
Period of traineeship supervised (overseen)
By who ?
Practical training period
Where ?
To which conditions

Normally in an architectural office
As employee or contractually
Number of hours per month required 
Compulsory Professional examination Yes. Compulsory Professional examination by the Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning of Slovenia (ZAPS). 
Complementary professional educationSeminar before the exam
Remuneration of the TraineeshipNegotiable
Trainee accompanied Yes
Specific supplementary courses organised No 
Model form of contract available No 
Traineeship and practical experience undertaken abroad taken into account Yes 
Evaluation of the Traineeship Yes 
Evaluation method used 

Liability and insurance

The Building Act, Article 32 (Liability for damage):
The investor of an intended works, the project designer that drew up the project documentation for such a works, the contractor for the construction of such a works, the supervisor of the construction of such a works and the auditor of the project documentation for such a works shall be liable for direct damage incurred by third parties that derives from their work and their contractual obligations.
Article 33 (Insurance against liability):
(1) Prior to commencing their activities the project designer, contractor, supervisor and auditor must insure their liability throughout the time of their operation for any damage that could be incurred by investors and third parties in connection with the performance of their activities.
(2) The size of the annual insurance sum shall be agreed between the insurance agency and a participant in the construction of a works specified in the previous paragraph in accordance with regulations on insurance for each individual insurance case or for all insurance cases in a single year.
(3) The size of the annual insurance sum set in the insurance contract may not be lower than 41.000 EUR.
Architects have an obligation to carry insurance. 
Legal basis is 15th article from Architects’ and engineers professional Act and Terms and Conditions negotiated among Ministry, Chambers and Insurers.

Continuous Professional Development

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 ?
If it is regulated, who regulates the system:
a professional body,
a governmental body,
a combination of the two ?

Is it organised ? Yes
Who provides the courses: Chamber and other providers
What level of training is provided: General awareness; Regulation and legislation, Detailed knowledge; Advanced knowledge; Local issues; E&E
Are certain subjects mandatory ?Yes
What types of activities or provisions are accepted :

Recognised courses; Other courses, Workshop; Presentations; Excursions or visits; Electronic means; Published articles

Do you have any evaluation criteria for the CPD material ? Yes
Who recognize (accredits) these trainings :Chamber commission
Development of the trainings :
A. Estimated number of courses / year
B. Estimated number of participants / year
C. Estimated lesson hours / year

50 courses / year
800 participants/ year
100 hours / year


Level of requirements for the architects :Minimum two courses/ 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,
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 ? Yes

Requirements to practice in this country

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

Fulfilling requirements in own country. 



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