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Recognition of international qualification and right of signature
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Recognition of international qualification and right of signature

Recognition of international qualification and right of signature

Architectural designs for the achievement of which the law requires the issuance of the building permit shall be elaborated by an architect with the signature right.

Architects shall acquire the signature right granted by the Romanian Order of Architects (OAR), in accordance with law, if they have the full exercise of their civil rights, if they meet the good repute requirements and those related to the professional traineeship or, if the case may be, they have the practical professional experience, as stipulated by Law no. 184/2001 on organizing and practicing the architectural profession, republished, with further amendments, and Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications. The acquirement of the signature right by architects shall lead to their mandatory registration in the National Architects’ Register (TNA), in accordance with law.

Prior to acquiring the signature right, the diploma awarded in an architectural institution of the EU, EEA Member States or the Swiss Confederation will be recognized on the territory of Romania by the National Commission for the Recognition of Qualifications (CNRC). If the diploma was obtained in the territory of a third state, its recognition shall be made by the National Center for the Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas (CNRED).

The Romanian Order of Architects (OAR) may also automatically recognize the qualification title and the signature right, in the case of architects citizens of EU member states, the EEA or the Swiss Confederation who meet the requirements provided for art. 5 and 6 of Law No 184/2001 and have the signature right or an equivalent right on the territory of one of these States.

1. Procedures relating to architects Romanian nationals with a diploma issued in the EU, EEA or the Swiss Confederation

1.1. Acquiring the signature right by Romanian architects holding a diploma issued in EU, EEA and Swiss Confederation, after the completion of the professional traineeship 

1.2.Acquiring the signature right by Romanian architects holding a diploma issued by EU, EEA and Swiss Confederation, with a minimum 5-year professional experience 

2. Procedures relating to architects citizens of EU Member States, EEA and citizens of the Swiss Confederation

2.1. Acquiring the signature right by nationals of the Member States of the European Union, the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation who apply for the establishment in Romania, meet the requirements provided for art. 5 and 6 of Law 184/2001 and have the signature right or an equivalent right on the territory of one of the above-mentioned States 

2.2. Acquiring the signature right by nationals of the Member States of the European Union, nationals of the Member States of the European Economic Area and nationals of the Swiss Confederation who apply for the establishment in Romania, meet the requirements provided for art. 5 and 6 and do not have the signature right or an equivalent right on the territory of one of these States  

2.3.Acquiring the signature right by nationals of the Member States of the EU, EEA and the Swiss Confederation who have the right to practice the profession as an architect with the signature right or another equivalent right in one of these states and who apply for the right to provide architectural services in Romania on a temporary and occasional basis 

2.4. Application of compensation measures for the recognition of professional qualifications 

3. Procedures relating to architects citizens of third countries, married to Romanian citizens

3.1. Acquiring the signature right by nationals of third states, married to Romanian citizens and holding a diploma issued in Romania, after the completion of the professional traineeship

3.2. Acquiring the signature right by nationals of third states, married to Romanian citizens and holding a diploma issued in Romania, OAR members, with a minimum 5-year professional experience 

3.3. Acquiring the signature right by nationals of third states, married to Romanian citizens and holding a diploma issued in Romania, non-OAR members, with a minimum 5-year professional experience

3.4. Acquiring the signature right by nationals of third states, married to Romanian citizens and holding a diploma issued by a third state, after the completion of the professional traineeship 

3.5. Acquiring the signature right by nationals of third states, married to Romanian citizens and holding a diploma issued by a third state, OAR members, with a minimum 5-year professional experience 

3.6 Acquiring the signature right by nationals of third states, married to Romanian citizens and holding a diploma issued by a third state, non-OAR members, with a minimum 5-year professional experience