Profession

PERIT
Architects & Civil Engineers, Malta, united under one professional title.

The Profession
The Profession of a Perit is regulated by Periti Act Chapter 390 of the Laws of Malta where it is defined in Art 2 as that which involves the assumption of the responsibility for the design and, or, construction of building works, including works in architecture and civil and structural engineering.

Download the Periti Act (Laws of Malta)

 

Practice – who can practice in Malta?
As defined in Art 3(1) of the same Act , no person can practice this profession unless he is the holder of a warrant under Art 5.

The Warrant – how to qualify
This is explained in Art 3 (2) of the Perit Act which states:
A person shall not qualify for the award of a warrant unless

a) He is a citizen of Malta or of a Member State otherwise permitted to work in Malta under any Law;
b) He is of good conduct:
c) He is full legal capacity; and
d) He satisfies the Board (Bord tal-Warrant tal-Periti) that:-

i. He is in posssession of academic qualifications obtained after successful completion of a course of study of at least four years full time duratuin or the equivalent at the Uiversity of Malta or such other University or academic instituution as may be recognised for the purpose by the Board after having consulted the Kamra, which contains those minimum core subjects in the fields of architecture and civil engineering , as the Minister may, after consulting the Kamra, prescribe;

ii. For a period of not less than two years after the obtaining the academic qualifications referred in sub paragraph (i) he has trained in Malta under the supervision of a practising warrant holder, in accordance with such guidelines as the Minister may, after consulting the Kamra , prescribe;

  • Provided that where the academc qualifications referred to in sub-paragraph (i) are obtained after a course of five years full-time duration or more or its part-time equivalent , the period of training referred to in this sub-paragraph shall be of one year:
  • provided further that with the approval of the Board such training may, for period not exceeding on eyear, in the said period of two years, be undergone in a State outside Malta with a professional in related disciplines, duly qualified to practice in such a state.

iii. He has been duly examined and approved by the Board in an examination or examinations for the purpose, as the Minister may, after consulting the Kamra, prescribe:

Provided that the Board may exempt a person who obtained the academic qualifications from the University of Malta or from such other University or academic institution aproved for the purpose by the Board after consulting the Kamra, from all or part of such examination or examinations

Art 4 lists Special circumstances (Art 4) where the Board may consider applications for the granting of a warrant:

Nothwithstanding the provisions of Art 3, a person who possesses the qualifications listed in paragraphs of sub-article of article 3(2)(a), (b) and (c) and in paragraph (d) (ii) and (iii) of the said subarticle may be granted a warrant, if the Board is satisfied that such person is in possession of an academic degree obtained after the successful completion of a course of studies in architecture, civil engineering or related disciplines as at university or equivalent academic institution, and such person has, where the course of studies in the opinion of the Board,

i. Was of a lesser duration that four years’ studies, or equivalent part-time duration, or

ii. Did not contain those minimum subjects in te fields of architecture, civil engineering as prescribed by the Minister in accordance with article 3(2)(d)(i),

iii. Undergone practical training for a period of not less than six months and not more than three years as the said Board may establish from case to case, under the certified supervision of a practising warrant holder, in accordance with such guidelines as the Minister, after consulting the Kamra, may prescribe:

Provided that the Board may also require such person to undergo such tests in such subjects which it may deem necessary.