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Authorised civil engineer (visiting)

Requirements for the obtaining of an authorisation to pursue the profession of a visiting civil engineer

The Slovak Chamber of Civil Engineers (hereinafter the “Chamber” will include in the register of visiting civil engineers

a) when visiting for the first time: a  person who demonstrates that he/she

  1. is a national of a Member State (EU Member State, a state that is a contracting party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, and the Swiss Confederation);
  2. is a person of integrity;
  3. provides an evidence of education
  4. is entitled to pursue a regulated profession in the home Member State; otherwise it is necessary to demonstrate that, during the previous ten years, he/she pursued activities constituting the regulated profession (civil engineer) for a minimum period of two years; 
  5. holds third-party liability insurance for damage caused in connection with the pursuit of profession in the territory of the Slovak Republic;

b) when extending the visiting term or when visiting repeatedly, if the previous visiting term ended less than two years ago: a person who demonstrates that he/she

  1. is a person of integrity;
  2. holds third-party liability insurance for damage caused in connection with the pursuit of profession in the territory of the Slovak Republic.

The term “visiting” means temporary pursuit of profession in the Slovak Republic by a civil engineer established in the home Member State by means of registration in the register of civil engineers.
Anyone who has been lawfully convicted of an intentional criminal offence or other criminal offence committed in connection with the pursuit of profession and the sentence has not been annulled, is not a person of integrity.
An applicant seeking the recognition of evidence of education must attach, with the application for recognition, an original copy of the evidence of education or its officially authenticated copy; a notarized or other officially authenticated copy of the evidence of education may be substituted by a certificate issued by the regulatory authority of the home Member State. If compliance with requirements related to the contents of education must be examined in connection with the evidence of education, a certificate of the educational establishment which issued the evidence of education must be enclosed in the application. As an annex to the certificate, the contents of the field of study or professional training with a confirmation of completed exams must be provided. In the case of documents or studies in a foreign country, a translation into the state language must be enclosed; this does not apply to the contents of the field of study provided in the Czech language.
The recognition of the professional qualification of civil engineers is contingent upon providing evidence of education obtained in a Member State based on a master’s degree in the field of civil engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

In order to gain access to the regulated profession, professional experience is required over a minimum period of three years under the supervision of an engineer or in his/her studio or office after the completion of studies. Professional experience is demonstrated by a record of professional experience

The Chamber will not register in the registry of visiting civil engineers a person who, despite meeting the above condition, is

  1. subject to criminal or disciplinary proceedings; 
  2. in bankruptcy,
  3. in detention in the Member State.

If the profession of civil engineer is not regulated in the home Member State, or is regulated in a manner that the pursuit of profession does not require a master’s degree, professional experience, authorisation test or an aptitude test designated otherwise, the Chamber will impose a compensation measure.
The Chamber will waive the application of compensation measure if there is a common platform comprising a set of criteria for the assessment of professional qualification which would compensate for substantial differences in the duration and contents of the training of landscape architects and civil engineers in at least two thirds of the Member States, including all Member States which regulate these professions.

Compensation measure means retesting or completion of an adaptation period. The manner in which the compensation measure is applied can be chosen by the applicant. The retesting is taken before an examining board. If, in order to gain access to the profession in the home Member State, the applicant did not take an authorisation test or aptitude test designated otherwise, the retesting will comprise the written part of the authorisation test.  The written part is taken in the form of a test.  The test serves to verify applicant’s knowledge of legislation and technical standards applicable to the profession. Adaptation period means professional experience under supervision over a period of three years. If, in order to gain access to the profession in the home Member State, the applicant worked under supervised practice for less than three years, professional experience in the duration of the difference between the supervised practice and three years is required for the purposes of the adaptation period.

Additional information on the pursuit of the activities of civil engineer

An engineer may be authorised to provide

  1. comprehensive architectural or engineering services and related technical consultancy, or 
  2. services in any of the following categories:
    1. engineer for building constructions
    2. engineer for engineering constructions
    3. engineering for the statics of constructions
    4. engineer for technical, technological and power equipment of constructions.

The regulated profession – civil engineer also includes the profession of authorised civil engineer – established, which is registered in the list of authorised civil engineers. The application for registration on this list cannot be submitted through the SPC, but must be filed with the Chamber directly.

Fees for the issuance of an authorisation to pursue the profession of a visiting civil engineer

Fee for registration in the registry.....................................................................120 €

Note.: The fee is paid after the receipt of the certificate of registration and constitutes the income of the Chamber.

Application procedure for the obtaining of an authorisation to pursue the profession of a visiting civil engineer

With the application for registration in the register of civil engineers, the applicant must enclose the following documents:

  1. proof of identity (an ID card or a passport)
  2. a statement from the Slovak register of criminal records and a confirmation of the Chamber or other registration authority that no criminal or disciplinary proceedings were brought against the applicant and that the applicant is not in bankruptcy;
  3. a certified evidence of education issued in the home country; if necessary, a decision on the recognition of qualifications by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic must be attached.
  4. a certificate by the regulatory authority in the home country that the applicant is authorised on the basis of approved education and professional experience;
  5. an overview of projects carried out over a minimum period of three years of professional experience.  
  6. proof of third-party liability insurance for damage caused in connection with the pursuit of profession in the territory of the Slovak Republic. For recurring registrations in the registry, only the statement from the Slovak register of criminal records and a proof of a valid insurance contract is required.

Applicant can send the application directly to the competent organ.

Electronic procedure:

Electronic form is available at the Central Government Portal at this link and press "Enter the portal" (more information about electronic form can be found here).

 

 

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Related legislation:

  • Act No.138/1992 Coll. on Authorised Architects and Authorised Civil Engineers, as amended 
  • Act No. 40/1964 Coll., the Civil Code, as amended

Competent organ:

Slovenská komora stavebných inžinierov (Slovak Chamber of Civil Engineers)
ul. Mýtna 29
P. O. Box 10
810 05 Bratislava
Phone. No.: +421 2 5249 5042
Fax: +421 2 5244 4093
E-mail: sksi@sksi.sk
Website: www.sksi.sk