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D.R. OF CONGO
Number of inhabitants 50,948,000
Number of architects 500
Index of architects per inhabitant 0.009‰
 
 

Admittance to the profession

EDUCATION

Establishing of education standards or recognition of study plans Yes
Regular supervision by an independent body No
Relevant authorities  
Recognised educational centers  
Duration of studies 5 years and a preparatory year
 
INTERNSHIP
Compulsory Yes
Is it structured and recorded? Yes
Duration 2 months on a site, 1 month as an employee.
 
EXAMINATION
Compulsory examination by an external authority to the education No
Examining body  
 
TITLE GRANTED
Academic title ARCHITECT Authority that grants the academic title Institute for Construction and Public Works
Job title ARCHITECT Authoriry that grants the job title Institute for Construction and Public Works
Additional notes Although the diploma and the title are granted by the educational centres, they have to be ratified by the Ministry of Superior and University Education.
 
Professional practice
Regulated profession Yes
Inscription in register compulsory Yes
Registering entity MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS, TERRITORIAL PLANNING AND HABITAT
Law regulating profession Royal Decree of 16 December 1959, Construction Authorisations Act, Ministerial Decree of 12 November 1997
Additional notes  
 
ARCHITECT'S COMPETENCES
Description  
 
MECHANISM CHECKING LICENSE TO PRACTISE
Description Once the architect is registered at the Ministry, he is being issued a numbered licence, signed by the Minister.
 
ARCHITECT'S LIABILITY
Description 10 years
Source Code of Ethics
 
INSURANCE
Compulsory No
Description  
 
FEES
Does a fee scale exist? Yes
Compulsory No
Recommended Yes
Published by Société des Architectes du Congo
Additional notes  
 
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory No
Is it audited? No
Organising body/ies  
Description  
 
CODE OF ETHICS
Does it exist? Yes
Constituting body  
 
OTHER PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
Are there others who may legally provide similar services to architects? Yes
Title Competences
ENGINEERS (of all kind) Same as architects.
PLANNERS Same as architects.
INTERIOR DESIGNERS Same as architects.
Other professionals in the provision of architectural services
Title Competences
   
 
ADDITIONAL NOTES
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL BODIES
Name of body Competences
   
 
 
Foreign architects
Can a foreign architect practice independently? Yes
 
LAW/S REGULATING PRACTICE
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
Origin 1  
Origin 2  
Origin 3  
 
PROCEDURE
 
 
EXPENSES
 
 
DOCUMENTATION
Origin 1  
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?  

ADDITIONAL NOTES
 

Useful addresses
MINISTÈRE DES TRAVAUX PUBLICS, AMÉNAGEMENENT DU TERRITOIRE, URBANISME ET HABITAT
Avenue Virginie
  Kinshasa-Gombe
SOCIÉTÉ DES ARCHITECTES DU CONGO
33 Avenue Kwango / Immeuble Alhadef, appartement 4A
  Kinshasa-Gombe
INSTITUT DU BÂTIMENT ET DES TRAVAUX PUBLICS
Avenue de la Libération
  Kinshasa-Gombe
 

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