Criteria for registration of architectural practical engineers

 Criteria for registration of architectural practical engineers


Criteria for registration in the register of architectural practical engineers who are grauates of foreign institutions


Recognition of institution and diploma

​A recognized institution by virtue of the Authorization Committee approval.

Principles and considerations regarding registration in the register

The Authorization Committee or the Registrar of Practical Engineers and Qualified Technicians (hereinafter: "the Registrar") or experts on their behalf may pass one of the following resolutions in relation to the registration of an applicant for registration in the Register of Practical Engineers and Qualified Technicians (hereinafter: "the Register") in accordance with the results of their examination of the materials presented by the candidate for registration in the Register.

  1. Unconditional registration in the Register.
  2. Supplements as a condition for registration – supplements may be in the field of studies or employment experience or in special courses for special supplements. The supplements shall be taught in technological training institutions in Israel.
  3. A reasoned rejection of the application.



Criteria for registration as an architectural practical engineers

A. A graduate of a foreign educational institution shall be entitled to be registered in the Register as an engineer in the Architecture Division if he complies with the following threshold conditions:

  1. He is in possession of a diploma or degree or training from a higher education technological institution for electricity studies where the studies lasted at least two years and comprised about 2,700 academic hours and the institution and the diploma and all components thereof have been recognized by the Authorization Committee pursuant to Section 14 of the Practical Engineers Law.

  2. The candidate's syllabus comprised core subjects and a critical mass of subjects consistent with the training syllabus for an architectural engineer in Israel in accordance with what is specified in the Schedule to these criteria.

  3. The syllabus and the diploma for the aforesaid training entitle the candidate to a recognized professional status in the country where he pursued his training.

  4. The Registrar may examine the diploma to see that it contains all the contents or examine the presentation of materials before a committee of experts on behalf of the Authorization Committee.

  5. The Authorization Committee or the Registrar or experts appointed on their behalf shall be entitled to request any additional material they think may be required to prove the professional qualifications and their conformity to the requirements in Israel and they shall also be entitled to summon the candidate to a professional interview or a partial/comprehensive examination and in any other way it thinks may be required for the purpose of proving the candidate's qualifications.

  6. If the candidate for registration is summoned to an investigative committee as aforesaid, the candidate shall be required to present the final project he produced at the institution that summarizes and centralizes the relevant study subjects and the core professions. The project shall be of a reasonable scale (more than 250 square meter) and comply with the definition of at least a "simple structure". The scale presented shall be legible and acceptable and/or in accordance with the requirements of the Authorization Committee and/or the Registrar of Practical Engineers. The works portfolio shall include all the following materials:
    - Analysis – environment, contexts, uses.
    - An essence of the planning principles including the various restrictions such as the Town Building Plan directives.
    - Presentation of the project and the required material shall include:
     a. The position of all the floors including site, environment, development and roof.
     b. Sections and facades.
     c. Performance particulars.
     d. Basic infrastructures in the site and the method of connecting it to the public infrastructure.
     e. Basic ability and understanding in the preparation of quantity sheets.
     f. Ability and presenting references to principles of the construction in the project.
     g. Acquaintanceship with: the Planning and Building Regulations and Law, Safety and Fire Extinguishing Regulations in Israel relevant to the project and/or generally.
     h. Mastery of contents and materials for basic planning tools in Israel in the areas of public health and safety such as: accessibility, fire extinguishing, user safety (railings, steps, etc.) basics.
     i. Acquaintanceship with working and planning processes in Israel.
     j. Presentation of the principles of interior spaces design for the presented project and/or for another project.
     k. A brief verbal description of the final project as well as other projects from Years 1, 2 & 3.

  7. Insofar as internship is mandatory in the country of training as a condition for registration, the candidate shall be required to prove his internship in any way approved by the Registrar of Practical Engineers.

B. CLARIFICATIONS: summons to a personal interview:

  1. In cases where the candidate does not fulfil one or more of the threshold conditions or where there is lack of clarity with regard to the contents of his syllabus, insofar as these matters concern the core subjects and the critical mass of the matters consistent with the relevant registration division, the candidate shall be summoned to appear before a committee of experts and/or advisors to the Authorization Committee and the Registrar of Practical Engineers.
  2. The candidate must be prepared for a hearing at the Committee and refresh his memory with regard to the required materials. The candidate shall present the materials to the Committee at the regulator's demand. The candidate shall be asked questions with regard to the subjects of the core subjects and other courses in accordance with the expert's decision.
  3. Presentation of the material: the project shall be presented in its entirety, as presented within the school framework and/or on a scale allowing the material to be read and understood.
    Models and/or a slideshow may be presented on a laptop computer brought in by the candidate only as accompanying material, and not in place of printed pages.


Core subjects for examining training abroad

​Clarification – the definition of the core subjects does not constitute any waiver of the existence of theoretical and other subjects in the training syllabus.

In order to understand the ability to study the core subjects it is mandatory to take various supporting courses that are not defined as core subjects and are studied in different ways all over the world. 

In other words, supporting courses such as mathematics, physics and others should be included in the training syllabus, but contrary to the core subjects that it is compulsory to study within the framework of the training, there are a number of ways of including the various supporting subjects in the training syllabus.



  1. Four guided projects lasting at least one semester in the various planning fields and mainly residential.
  2. A final project including a summary of the technological training.
  3. A course plus at least one project in interior design of residential and/or other spaces.
  4. Two complete courses in construction materials and acquaintanceship with materials.
  5. At least two courses in construction theories and methods.
  6. At least one course in building stability.
  7. At least one course in basic design.
  8. At least one course in each one of the following systems: electricity, elevators, water, sewage and development.
  9. Courses for the understanding/acquaintanceship/use of regulations in the following matters: accessibility, fire extinguishing and user safety.
  10. Duration of the studies at least five complete semesters – summer semester = half a semester.


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