Hirschengraben 10 - 3011 Berne
Phone : + 41 32 729 82 88
Fax : + 41 32 729 82 89
Email : info(at)swiss-architects(dot)org
Website : www.swiss-architects.org
Head of the delegation : Pierre-Henri Schmutz
President : Regina Gonthier
Academic training: 5 years
Qualification: Architect Dipl. EPFL, EPFZ, UIT, HES.
No professional experience required (apart from 1 year during studies – between the 6th and the 7th semester – for the EPFL)
No compulsory professional examination.
Possible voluntary registration with the SIA.
Continued training: not compulsory and not organised, but the members of the SIA have a moral responsibility for the updating and development of their competences.
Duration of academic education
Additional compulsory practical training- internship
Requirement for undertaking a period of traineeship
Period of traineeship supervised (overseen)
Practical training period
To which conditions
Number of hours per month required
Compulsory Professional examination
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
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?
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 / y
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)?
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 ?