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Recognition of professional qualifications

An applicant lodging an application with the Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning (ZAPS) initiates the procedure for the recognition of professional qualifications.

The General Administrative Procedure Act regulates the procedure.

Within five days of receiving the application, the Chamber must notify the applicant that the application is incomplete and ask the applicant to submit the missing items.

Upon receiving a complete application, the Chamber must issue a decision within two months. The applicant must be entered in the register of the licensed architects within eight days of the date of the decision. Membership of the Chamber, which is obligatory, starts on the date of entry in the register.

 

Conditions

  • Candidates must have:

    • formal qualifications acquired through second-cycle study programmes in accordance with the act governing higher education, or
    • formal qualifications corresponding to the level of education acquired through second-cycle study programmes, which provide knowledge and skills in the management and elaboration of spatial planning documents.

    Evidence

    For formal qualifications acquired in Slovenia: 

    • Diploma or certificate – in the original, in a certified copy or in an uncertified copy with the original for inspection.

    For formal qualifications acquired in the EU:

    • Diploma, certificate or other evidence of formal qualifications acquired in the EU – in a certified copy in Slovenian translation.
    • Evidence of the content and course of the study, indicating the duration of the study programme and the study curriculum, which must show the number of hours or credits granted to individual subjects – in the original.

    Legal basis

    Administrator of Legislation

    Ministry of Infrastructure

    Langusova ulica 4
    1535 Ljubljana

    Competent Authority

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  • An individual must meet all the conditions prescribed in the country of origin in order to practice a regulated profession.

    If the profession is not regulated in the country of origin, the individual must perform the services which the latter wishes to provide in the Republic of Slovenia in the home country continuously or for at least two years in the period of the previous ten years before he/she performing these services in the Republic of Slovenia.

    Evidence

    • Certificates issued by the competent authorities of European union Member States on the fulfilment of conditions to practice a profession (e.g. certificate of a completed professional examination, membership of a professional chamber),
    • evidence of other qualifications and professional experience (if the profession is not regulated in the country of origin). 
    The documents must be submitted in the original or in a certified copy thereof translated into Slovenian language.

  • Insurance against liability for damages that might be incurred by an investor or a third party in connection with the pursuit of architectural and engineering activities may be concluded as:

    • a comprehensive guarantee, which shall be renewed annually; or
    • as collateral for a particular transaction falling within the scope of the economic operator’s activity.

    The insurance shall cover the liability for negligence resulting in damage or material defect and including among direct material damage (damage and destruction) also the costs directly required for the elimination or prevention of damage without the occurrence of any actual damage.

    The damage that must be covered by insurance also includes:

    • damage in the form of a reduction in the value of the business transaction or construction, and
    • other damage resulting from a claim made by an investor or a third party.

    The liability insurance must cover the damage for actions taken during the period of insurance or for actions for which a loss event notice has been filed during the period of the insurance.

    The insurance amount for all insurance cases in a given year or for an individual transaction, if the insurance is taken out for a particular business operation, shall not be less than EUR 50,000.

    The insurance policy must contain the following:

    • the names of the certified architects and engineers covered by the insurance, or
    • the general clause that the liability insurance covers all certified architects and engineers in the economic operator.

    Insurance may also take the form of collective insurance through the Chamber.

    Evidence

    Proof of liability insurance shall be a document showing that liability insurance was established in the Republic of Slovenia or in a state party, under the condition that such insurance covers any damage caused in the Republic of Slovenia.

    The competent authority shall accept as sufficient evidence a certificate to that effect issued by a bank or insurance undertaking of the Contracting State of origin. Where the competent authority has reasonable doubt as to the validity of older evidence, it may request that evidence not be older than three months.

    Legal basis

    Administrator of Legislation

    Ministry of Infrastructure

    Langusova ulica 4
    1535 Ljubljana

  • The applicant shall have:

    • suitable university degree in the field of landscape architectural design and :
      • at least three years work experience in the field of landscape architectural design or
    • suitable professionally oriented higher education in the field of landscape architectural design and:
      • at least five years of service in the field of landscape architectural design.

    Evidence

    For education obtained in Slovenia:

    • diploma or certificate – original, certified copy or non-certified copy with the possibility to see the original;

    For education obtained in the EU:

    • diploma, certificate, other evidence of formal education obtained in the EU – original or certified copy with attached certified translation into Slovene;
    • evidence on the content and course of training including information about the duration and syllabus of the study programme, demonstrating the number of hours or credit points of individual subjects – original or certified copy with attached certified translation into Slovene;

    For work experience:

    • written statement of a natural person or legal entity, which fulfils the conditions for a responsible designer in landscape architecture prescribed by law, that the applicant has performed a certain type of services with them including the type and time of performing such services and also responsible designers in landscape architecture the applicant cooperated with – original or certified copy with attached certified translation into Slovene.

    Legal basis

    Administrator of Legislation

    Ministry of Infrastructure

    Langusova ulica 4
    1535 Ljubljana

    Competent Authority

  • An individual must meet all the conditions prescribed in the country of origin in order to practice a regulated profession.

    If the profession is not regulated in the country of origin, the individual must perform the services which the latter wishes to provide in the Republic of Slovenia in the home country continuously or for at least two years in the period of the previous ten years before he/she performing these services in the Republic of Slovenia.

    Evidence

    • Certificates issued by the competent authorities of European union Member States on the fulfilment of conditions to practice a profession (e.g. certificate of a completed professional examination, membership of a professional chamber),
    • evidence of other qualifications and professional experience (if the profession is not regulated in the country of origin). 
    The documents must be submitted in the original or in a certified copy thereof translated into Slovenian language.

  • Insurance against liability for damages that might be incurred by an investor or a third party in connection with the pursuit of architectural and engineering activities may be concluded as:

    • a comprehensive guarantee, which shall be renewed annually; or
    • as collateral for a particular transaction falling within the scope of the economic operator’s activity.

    The insurance shall cover the liability for negligence resulting in damage or material defect and including among direct material damage (damage and destruction) also the costs directly required for the elimination or prevention of damage without the occurrence of any actual damage.

    The damage that must be covered by insurance also includes:

    • damage in the form of a reduction in the value of the business transaction or construction, and
    • other damage resulting from a claim made by an investor or a third party.

    The liability insurance must cover the damage for actions taken during the period of insurance or for actions for which a loss event notice has been filed during the period of the insurance.

    The insurance amount for all insurance cases in a given year or for an individual transaction, if the insurance is taken out for a particular business operation, shall not be less than EUR 50,000.

    The insurance policy must contain the following:

    • the names of the certified architects and engineers covered by the insurance, or
    • the general clause that the liability insurance covers all certified architects and engineers in the economic operator.

    Insurance may also take the form of collective insurance through the Chamber.

    Evidence

    Proof of liability insurance shall be a document showing that liability insurance was established in the Republic of Slovenia or in a state party, under the condition that such insurance covers any damage caused in the Republic of Slovenia.

    The competent authority shall accept as sufficient evidence a certificate to that effect issued by a bank or insurance undertaking of the Contracting State of origin. Where the competent authority has reasonable doubt as to the validity of older evidence, it may request that evidence not be older than three months.

    Legal basis

    Administrator of Legislation

    Ministry of Infrastructure

    Langusova ulica 4
    1535 Ljubljana

  • The applicant shall have:

    suitable university degree in the field of architectural design and at least three years work experience in the field of the preparation of spatial planning documents or

    suitable professionally oriented higher education in the field of architectural design and at least five years work experience in the field of the preparation of spatial planning documents.

    Evidence

    For education obtained in Slovenia:

    • diploma or certificate – original, certified copy or non-certified copy with the possibility to see the original;

    for education obtained in the EU:

    • diploma, certificate, other evidence of formal education obtained in the EU – original or certified copy with attached certified translation into Slovene;
    • evidence on the content and course of training including information about the duration and syllabus of the study programme, demonstrating the number of hours or credit points of individual subjects – original or certified copy with attached certified translation into Slovene;

    for work experience:

    • written statement of a natural person or legal entity, which fulfils the conditions for a responsible designer for spatial planning with the A licence prescribed by law, that the applicant has performed a certain type of desingning services with them including the type and time of performing such services and also responsible designera for spatial planning with the A licence the applicant cooperated with – original or certified copy with attached certified translation into Slovene.

    Legal basis

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    Administrator of Legislation

    Ministry of Infrastructure

    Langusova ulica 4
    1535 Ljubljana

    Competent Authority

  • An individual must meet all the conditions prescribed in the country of origin in order to practice a regulated profession.

    If the profession is not regulated in the country of origin, the individual must perform the services which the latter wishes to provide in the Republic of Slovenia in the home country continuously or for at least two years in the period of the previous ten years before he/she performing these services in the Republic of Slovenia.

    Evidence

    • Certificates issued by the competent authorities of European union Member States on the fulfilment of conditions to practice a profession (e.g. certificate of a completed professional examination, membership of a professional chamber),
    • evidence of other qualifications and professional experience (if the profession is not regulated in the country of origin). 
    The documents must be submitted in the original or in a certified copy thereof translated into Slovenian language.

  • Insurance against liability for damages that might be incurred by an investor or a third party in connection with the pursuit of architectural and engineering activities may be concluded as:

    • a comprehensive guarantee, which shall be renewed annually; or
    • as collateral for a particular transaction falling within the scope of the economic operator’s activity.

    The insurance shall cover the liability for negligence resulting in damage or material defect and including among direct material damage (damage and destruction) also the costs directly required for the elimination or prevention of damage without the occurrence of any actual damage.

    The damage that must be covered by insurance also includes:

    • damage in the form of a reduction in the value of the business transaction or construction, and
    • other damage resulting from a claim made by an investor or a third party.

    The liability insurance must cover the damage for actions taken during the period of insurance or for actions for which a loss event notice has been filed during the period of the insurance.

    The insurance amount for all insurance cases in a given year or for an individual transaction, if the insurance is taken out for a particular business operation, shall not be less than EUR 50,000.

    The insurance policy must contain the following:

    • the names of the certified architects and engineers covered by the insurance, or
    • the general clause that the liability insurance covers all certified architects and engineers in the economic operator.

    Insurance may also take the form of collective insurance through the Chamber.

    Evidence

    Proof of liability insurance shall be a document showing that liability insurance was established in the Republic of Slovenia or in a state party, under the condition that such insurance covers any damage caused in the Republic of Slovenia.

    The competent authority shall accept as sufficient evidence a certificate to that effect issued by a bank or insurance undertaking of the Contracting State of origin. Where the competent authority has reasonable doubt as to the validity of older evidence, it may request that evidence not be older than three months.

    Legal basis

    Administrator of Legislation

    Ministry of Infrastructure

    Langusova ulica 4
    1535 Ljubljana

Last modified:
20. 5. 2022