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VENEZUELA
Number of inhabitants 24,170,000
Number of architects 13,000
Index of architects per inhabitant 0.537‰
 
 

Admittance to the profession

EDUCATION

Establishing of education standards or recognition of study plans Yes
Regular supervision by an independent body Yes
Relevant authorities CONSEJO NACIONAL DE UNIVERSIDADES (National Council of Universities)
Recognised educational centers 3 national and 3 private FACULTADES DE ARQUITECTURA (Faculties of Architecture)
Duration of studies 5 years
 
INTERNSHIP
Compulsory No
Is it structured and recorded? No
Duration  
 
EXAMINATION
Compulsory examination by an external authority to the education No
Examining body  
 
TITLE GRANTED
Academic title ARQUITECTO (Architect) Authority that grants the academic title Universities
Job title ARQUITECTO (Architect) Authoriry that grants the job title Colegio de Ingenieros, Arquitectos y Profesiones Afines (Association of Engineers, Architects and Related Professions)
Additional notes The possibility is currently being studied of creating a professional examination as a condition of admission to practice.
 
Professional practice
Regulated profession Yes
Inscription in register compulsory Yes
Registering entity COLEGIO DE INGENIEROS, ARQUITECTOS Y PROFESIONES AFINES (Association of Engineers, Architects and Related Professions)
Law regulating profession Act on the Practice of Engineering and Architecture
Additional notes  
 
ARCHITECT'S COMPETENCES
Description Design and drafting of architecture projects and supervision of their completion. Town planning and urbanisation projects, design, landscaping, interior design, fittings and furnishing, and appraisal, consultancy and specialist services.
 
MECHANISM CHECKING LICENSE TO PRACTISE
Description When processing the works permit, the municipal engineering authorities check that the architect is duly qualified to practice.
 
ARCHITECT'S LIABILITY
Description  
Source Civil Code
 
INSURANCE
Compulsory No
Description  
 
FEES
Does a fee scale exist? Yes
Compulsory Yes
Recommended Yes
Published by Colegio de Ingenieros, Arquitectos y Profesiones Afines (Association of Engineers, Architects and Related Professions)
Additional notes The fees are being modified by the criteria of free competence
 
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory No
Is it audited? No
Organising body/ies  
Description There are postgraduate courses which provide continuous training.
 
CODE OF ETHICS
Does it exist? Yes
Constituting body Disciplinary tribunal of the Colegio de Ingenieros, Arquitectos y Profesiones Afines (Association of Engineers, Architects and Related Professions)
 
OTHER PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
Are there others who may legally provide similar services to architects? No
Title Competences
   
Other professionals in the provision of architectural services
Title Competences
INGENIERO (ENGINEER - structures, mechanical, installations, electrical, forestry expert) Parts of the project according to specialisation.
 
ADDITIONAL NOTES
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL BODIES
Name of body Competences
COLEGIO DE INGENIEROS, ARQUITECTOS Y PROFESIONES AFINES (Association of Engineers, Architects and Related Professions) Qualification for exercise of the profession and the registration of architects.
COLEGIO DE ARQUITECTOS DE VENEZUELA (Architects' Association of Venezuela)  
 
 
Foreign architects
Can a foreign architect practice independently? No
 
LAW/S REGULATING PRACTICE
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
Origin 1 (all) A validated architecture qualification and a temporary professional practice permit.
Origin 2  
Origin 3  
 
PROCEDURE
 
 
EXPENSES
 
 
DOCUMENTATION
Origin 1 (all) A sworn translation of the qualification and of the academic record.
Origin 2  
Origin 3  

If foreign architects are authorised to work independently, what type of collaboration with national architects is recommended?  
In the event that foreign architects are not authorised to work independently, what is the stipulated formula of collaboration with national architects? Establish collaboration with a national architect.

ADDITIONAL NOTES
 

Useful addresses
COLEGIO DE ARQUITECTOS DE VENEZUELA
Av. Colegio de Arquitectos, La Urbina, Sector Norte
1070  Caracas
Tel: 58-2-241 8007, 241 3143, 241 1313
 

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