CREDITS FOR ARCHITECTS: CENSORSHIP AND SUSPENSION FOR THOSE NOT 'IN RULE.
31 December 2016 ended the first three years of continuous updating mandatory for architects, and CNAPPC (National Council of Architects and Restorers) was clear: for those not in good standing with the acquisition of 60 professional credits (CFP) established by the Regulation are provided for harsh penalties. COMPLAINT AND SUSPENSION Initially, the failure to meet all the credits was considered only as a disciplinary offense, but were not provided precise consequences for defaulting. In September 2016, however, the CNAPPC amended Article. 9 of the Code of Ethics, by establishing two different types of sanction for architects who are not in compliance with continuing education. In the event that lacked a maximum of 12 credits (20% of total loans), if the censure, that is, the formal declaration of committed misconduct. For architects who have yet to acquire more than 12 educational credits, however, it will be suspended, that is, the temporary interruption of the profession for a number of days equivalent to the number of missing credits. The suspension has serious consequences from the social security point of view: the architect, in fact, is erased from Inarcassa for the duration of the measure as lost, albeit temporarily, the requirement for professional practice continuity, which is one of the essential requirements for entry to the pension institution. It will have to continue to pay contributions calculated on the basis of annual income product, but may be fractionated minimum contributions, which are calculated according to the months of actual enrollment to Inarcassa.
HOW TO LEAVE IN RULE
The amendment made to the Code of Ethics by the National Council of Architects is definitely severe, but also provides an opportunity to get back in good standing with the acquisition of the credits through "active repentance": architects who are late with continuing education will be able to achieve the missing credits within six months of expiry of the three years of renovation (ie by 30 June 2017), the maximum limit after which triggered the application of new sanctions by the disciplinary boards.
60 LOANS EVEN FOR THREE YEARS 2017-2019
The CNAPPC has confirmed that for the update triennium 2017-2019 the total credits to be achieved will be 60 (and not 90, as suggested initially), of which at least 12 for the upgrading and continuous professional development on issues of ethics and disciplines ordinistiche.