12-4° Paseo de la Castellana - E - 28046 Madrid
Phone : + 34 91 435 22 00Fax : + 34 91 575 38 39
Email : internacional(at)cscae(dot)com
Website : www.cscae.com
Head of the delegation : Lluis Comerón Graupera
President : Lluis Comerón Graupera
|Protection of the title of architect||YES|
|Protection of the function of architects||YES|
|If yes, Where?||Ley de Ordenación de la Edificación – LOE (Building Act). Recourse to the architect is obligatory in the framework of all construction work. More precisely, the intervention of architects is laid down by law.|
|Competent authority||For the Degree, the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte (Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports). For practising the profession, the Ministerio de Fomento (Ministry of Development) in collaboration with the Consejo Superior de los Colegios de Arquitectos de España (Higher Council of Architects)|
|Liability and Insurance||3 years and 10 years for the defects that affect the resistance and the stability of the work (counted from acceptance). Recourse to the architect is obligatory in the framework of all construction work. More precisely, the intervention of architects is laid down by law. |
• Responsibility for the project: Architect
• Responsibility for the managing of the work: Architect
• Responsibility for the execution of the work: different professional: Technical architect (five year training).
6 years of study at university level
No professional experience required.
Compulsory registration with the Colegio de Arquitectos
Continued training: not compulsory.
|Duration of academic education||• Architect in charge of the project: |
- Academic training of 6 years for architects in charge of projects (the training given in the schools of architecture is not solely artistic and general, but also very technical, because there are no building engineers in Spain). - Degree in Architecture.
- No professional experience required.
- Compulsory registration with the Colegio de Arquitectos
- Continued training: not compulsory.
|Additional compulsory practical training- internship||No|
|Requirement for undertaking a period of traineeship|
|Period of traineeship supervised (overseen) By who|
|Practical training period Where? To which conditions|
|Number of hours per month required|
|Compulsory Professional examination||No|
|Complementary professional education|
|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|
|What requirements must a European architects fulfil to practice in your country? (for example: diploma, registration with a competent authority, etc)|
|Does a system of CPD for architects exists in your country||Yes|
|If yes: |
Is it compulsory?
Is it encouraged?
is it free?
|It is encouraged|
|If it is compulsory: |
is it required by law, or by a Code of Conduct ?
|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 regional scale|
|Who provides the courses:||Professional/architects’ bodies; schools of architecture; other institutions or firms and authorities|
|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 ?||Yes|
|Who recognize (accredits) these trainings :|
|Development of the trainings : |
A. Estimated number of courses / year
B. Estimated number of participants / y
C. Estimated lesson hours / year
|25-100 Courses / year |
1850 participants / year
1950 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)?
|Self-assessment of value 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 ?
|Do you have a database of the content of your CPD Programme ?||Yes|