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Rules on admission to membership

Members of AIS Arkitekter i Sverige shall have qualifications at least satisfying or corresponding to the requirements of EU Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications, hereinafter called the Qualifications Directive and shall since graduating have completed not less than two years’ professional activity as architects in Sweden.

Free movement is a fundamental right of the individual EU citizen. The recognition of diplomas, certificates and education between the Member States is a crucial factor in facilitating the free movement of professionals.

The Qualifications Directive – Directive 2005/36/EC – indicates the requirements to be met by architect training and other qualifications for recognition in EU/EFTA countries.

ACE, the Architects’ Council of Europe, supervises and works to promote compliance with qualification requirements within the EU. Internationally, requirements of professional practice and education are formulated by the UIA (International Union of Architects).

The AIS rules on admission to membership conform to the ACE and the UIA.

A member is entitled to use the professional title “Arkitekt AIS”. The architect declares this title together with qualifications in the international sense.

Membership and use of the professional title oblige the member to act and behave in accordance with the Statues of AIS and its rules of professional conduct.


Membership

Architect as per the EU Qualifications Directive

Membership of AIS can be acquired by an applicant who is an architect in accordance with the EU Qualifications Directive and has obtained the requisite qualifications through professional activity.

1. An applicant who can produce a degree certificate from the Architecture programme  from the Swedish universities of technology, viz the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH),  the Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers tekniska högskola AB CTH) and the Lund University Faculty of Engineering (LTH), is entitled to apply for membership of AIS.

The applicant shall give proof of at least two years’ current professional activity as an architect in Sweden.

2. An applicant who can give proof of membership of the National Association of Swedish Architects (Svenska Arkitekters Riksförbund, SAR) prior to 1st July 2002 is entitled to apply for membership of AIS.


3. Citizens of any of the EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein holding degree certificates in compliance with Annex V, point 5.7.1 and Annex VI, point 6.1 of the EU Directive 2005/36/EC or evidence  of equivalent qualifications according to a pronouncement by  the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education, HSV, are entitled to apply for membership of AIS.

An applicant shall give proof of at least two years’ current professional activity as an architect in Sweden.

Architects not coming within the scope of the EU Qualifications Directive

Architects who hold qualifications from other architect education not coming under the EU Qualifications Directive but corresponding to UIA requirements and who have had at least two years’ professional experience as architects in Sweden since graduating can apply for membership of AIS on production of a pronouncement by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education, HSV, that their education corresponds to a Swedish architecture degree.

An applicant shall give proof of at least two years’ current professional activity as an architect in Sweden.

Please note

Membership of AIS on the basis of other architect education not coming under the EU Qualifications Directive does not mean that the applicant meets the requirements forthe mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications in architecture and accordingly is automatically  entitled to work in another EU country.

Procedure

Applications are to be addressed to the AIS Membership Committee, using the AIS application form.

The AIS Membership Committee meets four times annually to discuss applications. The Membership Committee is appointed in accordance with the AIS Statutes.

The Membership Committee discusses the matter and makes a recommendation for decision by the Governing Body.

In its processing of applications, the Membership Committee assesses and evaluates

• the authenticity of diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications  in architecture and of certificates of professional activity.

• the relation of the professional activity to the architect’s field of activity. Professional activity is evaluated with reference to the requirement that it take place  within the architect’s broad field of activity, i.e. in contexts where architects are active  and an architecture degree is an important prerequisite of professional competence.

Decisions concerning AIS membership are announced immediately following approval of  the Governing Body’s minutes. In the event of rejection, the reason for the Membership Committee’s decision is appended. Rejection of a membership application can be appealed to the Governing Body, which may resolve in
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