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Responsible architectural designer (architect)

A responsible architectural designer (architect) develops plans for the construction of new buildings, housing estates, houses and other structures, monuments, etc, or for the adaptation of existing structures.

An architect cooperates with other building construction specialists. A responsible designer (in architecture) is fully accountable for the compliance of prepared designs with the relevant spatial acts, building construction regulations and conditions imposed by the authorities .

A responsible architectural designer is an individual who is registered with the Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning of Slovenia (ZAPS).

To qualify for registration, an applicant shall have adequate practical experience gained after completing an appropriate course of study, have successfully passed a professional examination in architectural design administered by the Slovenian Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning, and have professional liability insurance.

Upon entry in the register, a responsible designer in architecture is assigned the status of a licensed architect, and is provided with a stamp and identity card which he/she then uses in the pursuit of the profession.

Membership of the Chamber, which is mandatory, starts on the date of entry in the register. 


  • The registration procedure is initiated when an applicant lodges an application with the Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning (ZAPS) along with evidence of compliance with the given conditions.

    When the Chamber finds that the applicant meets the entry conditions, the applicant is entered in the register and issued with a certificate of registration.

    Membership of the Chamber, which is compulsory, starts on the date of entry in the register.

    Within 15 days of the date of entry, the new member receives a stamp with the assigned identification number.


  • On the date of the entry in the register, the applicant becomes an obligatory member of the Chamber.

    The obligation to pay for the membership commences with the first day of the month following the affiliation.

    The annual membership for members with active authorisations who are entered in the register of the Chamber amounts to EUR 234.00.


Recognition of qualifications acquired abroad

There are following systems for the recognition of professional qualifications acquired in the EU:

Cross-border provisions of profession

Performance of the profession in Slovenia is possible on cross-border/temporary basis. You may start performing it after acquisition of a specific permit from Competent authority.

Če kandidat izpolnjuje pogoje za avtomatično priznavanje, lahko Republiki Sloveniji čezmejno/občasno opravlja poklic s prijavo na ZAPS, drugače pa mora pridobiti dovoljenje in se lahko preveri poklicno kvalifikacijo po splošnem sistemu.

Last modified:
8. 9. 2021