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Obtainment of design engineer certificate in Ukraine

Legislative acts which regulate architectural and construction works were significantly changed in 2012. The main matter is related to revocation of project works. However entrepreneurs who have a license for construction works must certificate their specialists and must get a qualification certificate for a design engineer.

The Decree of the Cabinets of Ministers of Ukraine dated the 23th of May 2011 no. 554 regulate the procedure of getting the certificate for a design engineer.

A person who wants to get it must pass certification in the Ministry of Regional Development Construction and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine. As follows, in spite of inclusion of the project works, they still demands to have a special document which confirms an engineer’s qualification.

A lot of directors of construction and design organizations suppose that the license provides an opportunity to conduct the project works without getting the certificate automatically. A legal examination of the current laws shows falsity of this position. The Law of Ukraine “On an architectural activity” defines that management of the project works is conducted by a chief engineer or a chief architect of a project who has the certificate.

We need to admit that a finished project has a number of the certificate and an individual seal of an engineer. This certification has to bring a personal responsibility of design engineers and has to promote development of their professional skills. That’s why for you must get the state certificate for conducting legal construction works.

The certificate includes a specialization of design engineers according to the Decree of the Cabinets of Ministers of Ukraine dated the 20th of December 2006 no. 1764 “On approving the Technical regulations of building constructions” and according to the Decree of the Cabinets of Ministers of Ukraine dated the 23th of May 2011 no. 554 “Some matters on a professional attestation of responsible executors of works which are related to the creation of architectural objects”.

It is very important legally because a specialization of a design engineer gives him a right to conduct some types of the project works.

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