École d’architecture
de la ville & des territoires

Continuing education

    Continuing education is aimed at people who have entered working life. It enables people to receive training throughout their working lives to update their skills and adapt to technical, economic and territorial changes.


    All higher education institutions evaluated by the HCERES are deemed to have met the quality obligation for their entire offer. Thus, they are exempt from the Qualiopi process for all the diplomas they issue. The establishments exempted from this procedure are listed by the Délégation générale à l'Emploi et à la Formation professionnelle DGEFP.

    For architects
    Maintain and develop its skills to be an attractive and reliable partner for the client.

    Since 2017, architects are obliged to follow a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education per year (or 60 hours over three years) and declare them on their personal space (website of the Ordre des architectes).
    They consist of :

    • 14 hours of so-called "structured" training: participation in continuing professional development activities carried out by approved training organisations.
    • 6 hours of "complementary" training: participation in symposiums, congresses, conferences, professional days (MAF), trade fair visits, meeting on BIM organised by the CROA, distance learning (MOOC), training activities and attendance at HMONP juries. All events related to the professional activity.

    For employees and job seekers
    Develop your skills, reorient yourself, find a new job and access the different levels of professional qualification.

    The School's continuing education offer is aimed at graduates in architecture, managers and employees of architectural and urban planning agencies, directors of technical services, technicians from local authorities, engineers, etc.
    Each year, the School welcomes an average of 11% of employees in its post-master's courses and some thirty entrepreneurs registered in the incubator Échelle Un.

    Short training courses

    DSA d'architecte-urbaniste

    History and future of inhabited territories
    3.5 days open on average to training actions that contribute to a better knowledge of the territories we live in today: gentrified centres, large housing estates, sub/peri-urban housing estates, countryside...

    Urban economy
    5 ½ days open on average to training actions allowing the mastery of the logics of operational and financial feasibility of an urban project.

    Urban ecology
    4 days open on average to training actions aiming to shed new light on the interactions of the living world with the living environments for a project approach centred on the question of soil. Both a support for the living world and the basis of all design, the soil has the capacity to renew our view of ecology and the city, and is thus a key element in the current ecological transition.

    Long training sessions: diploma, certification, qualification

    In the case of training leading to a diploma, the financing of educational costs may be covered by an OPCO, Pôle emploi, etc.

    Funding schemes

    Liberal architects or managers
    . The Personal Training Account CPF;
    . The Fonds Interprofessionnel de Formation des Professionnels Libéraux (FIF PL) finances the training of self-employed architects or managers (self-employed workers, managers of SARLs and EURLs, collaborating spouses, micro-entrepreneurs (auto-entrepreneurs);
    . The skills operators, depending on your activity, give you the right to a non-cumulative training budget each year. The OPCO is mentioned on your URSSAF certificates or with the company's NAF code.

    Employees and architects assimilated to employees
    . The Personal Training Account CPF;
    . The professional transition account - CPF ;
    . The professionalisation period Pro A ;
    . The skills operators OPCO finance the training of employees and architects who are assimilated to employees (directors of SAS and SASU).

    At the initiative of the employer :
    . The skills development plan ;
    . The OPCOs.

    If the request for training is conducive to a return to employment and the person is receiving ARE, several actors can finance the training actions:
    . Pôle emploi with the individualised training aid AIF;
    . The region or the regional council ;
    . The personal training account CPF.

    Tax credits

    Architects and managers of architectural firms can benefit from a tax credit for expenses incurred for their own training, provided that they are subject to a real tax regime, regardless of their activity and legal form. The tax credit applies to the training expenses of a company director that fall within the scope of the provisions relating to professional training in Article L.6313-1 of the Labour Code.

    Nathalie Guerrois
    Tél. +33 (0)1 60 95 84 31

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