CCA membership fees and basic professional insurance premiums are due on 28 February of the given year.


When making payments, please pay careful attention when entering the CCA’s bank account number (the number changed in April 2017) and be sure to enter the variable symbol correctly.

Contacts at the CCA Office for the payment of contributions:

  • regular payments - Helena Jiříková, +420 608 975 312
  • non-payers as discussed at the CCA Supervisory Board - Milena Ondráková, +420 273 167 483, +420 608 976 912
  • non-payers submitted by the Supervisory Board for discussion at the CCA's Professional Court - Radka Kasalová, +420 257 532 430

MEMBERSHIP FEES

 

AMOUNT

per the Organisational, Procedural and Electoral Rules

VARIABLE SYMBOL

121+five-digit certification number (full membership)

 

8121+five-digit certification number (registered/resident persons)

CONSTANT SYMBOL

for bank giro transfers: 0379, for cashless payments: 0558

DUE DATE:

28. 2. 2021

ACCOUNT NUMBER

279316984/0300

Foreign payments
IBAN: CZ02 0300 0000 0002 7931 6984
Swift Code: CEKOCZPP

Please pay membership fees using the correct variable symbol and in the amount set by the CCA's Organisational, Procedural and Electoral Rules. If the variable symbol is not entered correctly, there may be issues with crediting your payment. Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.

If you are also paying for professional insurance, please make two separate payments.

The variable symbol is formed as follows: 1 - for membership contributions, 21 - the relevant year, followed by a five-digit certification number. The variable symbol is always unique for each member and each calendar year. Established persons always have a variable symbol beginning with the number 8.

The standard membership fee for certified person for 2021 is 7,795 CZK.
The General Assembly of 13 April 2019 accepted some changes to the Organisational, Operational and Electoral Rules dealing with the amount of membership fees and options for paying reduced rates.

Reduced CCA membership fees currently apply in the following cases:

  • 3,897.50 CZK - (i) for newly certified architects for a period of three years from the date of certification; and (ii) for members engaged in full-time care of a child up to the age of four, who have not suspended their certification during this period of parental leave
  • 1,949 CZK - for members who have reached retirement age by the membership fee due date and apply for a reduction
  • 0 CKZ - (i) for members engaged in full-time care of a child up to the age of four, who have suspended their certification; and (ii) for members whose certification has been suspended upon application after reaching retirement age, provided that an affidavit of termination of professional activities is provided.

When the membership fee is received after the due date, a penalty of 1% of the amount owed is charged for each month of delay in payment.

BASIC PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE

 

AMOUNT

1,140 CZK / 2,800 CZK

VARIABLE SYMBOL

221+five-digit certification number (full membership)

 

8221 + five-digit certification number (registered/resident persons)

CONSTANT SYMBOL

for giro transfers: 0379, for cashless payments: 0558

DUE DATE:

28. 2. 2021

ACCOUNT NUMBER

279316984/0300

From 1 January 2021, the insurance is offered with two limits:

a) for claims up to 200,000 CZK - the premium is 1,140 CZK per annum;

b) for claims up to 1,000,000 CZK - the premium is 2,800 CZK per annum.

Please use the correct variable symbol when paying for professional insurance. If the variable symbol is not entered correctly, there may be issues with crediting your payment.  Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.

The variable symbol is formed as follows: 2 - for professional insurance, 21 - the relevant year, followed by the five-digit certification number. The variable symbol is always unique for each member and each calendar year. Established persons always have a variable symbol beginning with the number 8.
All architects certified by the Czech Chamber of Architects are obliged to pay for insurance for 2021, unless they have requested the cancellation of the Chamber's basic professional insurance and proved that they are otherwise insured by the deadline of 28 February 2021.

Payment of premiums for the higher insurance indemnity limit can be accepted until 31 August 2021.

The requirement to take out professional insurance follows from the provisions of Section 16 of Act No. 360/1992 Coll., on the Professional Practice of Certified Architects and on the Professional Practice of Certified Engineers and Technicians Active in Construction, as amended.

Certified persons must be insured for the entire duration of their professional activities. In the event that a certified person has cancelled their professional insurance, they can re-register with the brokerage firm Marsh for a fee. 

If architects who have unsubscribed from professional insurance have accidentally paid for professional insurance, they must request the return of this amount from the CCA Office.

Applications for Reduced Membership Fees, Professional Insurance and the Termination of Certification
All full members of the CCA are obliged to pay an annual membership fee by 28 February of relevant calendar year. The Organisational, Procedural and Electoral Rules of the CCA allow for certain exceptions. It is also possible to unsubscribe from compulsory professional insurance, or to submit an application for the termination of certification. The CCA and its certified members must however respect the established rules and regulations.

Membership Fees
The basic membership fee for full Chamber members comes to 7,795 CZK and is due by 28 February each year. If the obligation to pay membership fees only arises in the course of the calendar year, the amount of the fee is calculated by multiplying the relevant number of months by one twelfth of the annual fee (for example, if the obligation to pay membership fees arises in September, the membership fee for the relevant year would be approximately 2,598 CZK) and the due date would be one month from the date that certification was granted.

Reduced or Waived Membership Fees (to be reported/evidenced to the Office)
A membership fee amounting to half the basic membership fee is paid by full members who have not suspended their certification during a period of full-time care for a child up to the age of 4. The member must notify the CCA Office in writing, providing a copy of the child's birth certificate and an affidavit that they are caring for their child full-time.

A membership fee amounting to one quarter of the basic membership fee is paid by full members who have reached reached retirement age and applied for a reduction. From 2019, it is necessary to apply for this reduction no later than the due date for membership fees, attaching confirmation of the awarding of an old-age pension, or an affidavit confirming that retirement age has been reached. Applications that meet these conditions will be automatically accepted.  If the application has been granted, it will not be necessary to submit again in subsequent years. 

No membership fee is paid by those full members whose certification has been suspended due to full-time care of a child up to the age of four on the basis of a written application.  The application must be accompanied by a copy of the child's birth certificate and an affidavit that the member is engaged in full-time childcare. The member's certification seal must be stored in the Office.

No membership fee is paid by full members whose certification was suspended on the basis of an application upon reaching retirement age, provided that this is accompanied by an affidavit on the cessation of activities and the return of the certification seal.

In individual cases, the CCA's Organisational, Procedural and Electoral Rules allow the Board of Directors to take exceptional decisions to reduce or waive membership fees on the basis of a written, well-justified request for special consideration. Such decisions are entirely at the discretion of the Board of Directors, however, and this procedure should be used only in truly exceptional cases. Such an extraordinary request for a reduction in membership fees must, in principle, be requested by the end of February of the relevant year and may only be requested later if the extraordinary situation necessitating the request for reduction arises during the course of the given year. 

Violations of the Obligation to Pay
Where the fee has not be paid by the due date of 28 February of the given year, a penalty of 1% of the fee owed will be added each month beginning 1 April. If the fee and penalties are not paid by 30 June of the given year, this fact is regarded as a disciplinary offence and, on the proposal of the Supervisory Board, the certified/registered person will be subject to an abbreviated disciplinary proceeding before the CCA Professional Court.

Termination of Membership
The Chamber shall terminate the certification of any person who renounces their certification in writing. An architect who has terminated their certification is obliged to submit their certification seal and original certificate of certification to the CCA Office without undue delay. If the certification is terminated during the course of the calendar year, the amount of the fee is calculated by multiplying the relevant number of months by one-twelfth the annual fee (if the certification is renounced on 3 March, the membership fee for the relevant year would be proportional, i.e., 3/12 of the annual fee).

Basic Professional Insurance
All CCA members are insured, with the exception of those persons who have expressly refused insurance. It is possible to unsubscribe from basic insurance, but this can have negative consequences for the certified person, with regard to the principle of "claims made" (which provides coverage on claims made on active policies regardless of when the event occurred or the claim was filed). It is possible to re-apply for basic insurance through insurance "rollback." The insurance is effective from the date of registration and on the basis of payment of the insurance premium and a one-off rollback fee, the amount of which depends upon the length of the period of interruption.

Contacts
a) membership fees and professional insurance:
Helena Jiříková, email: , tel: +420 608 975 312
b) suspensions and terminations of certification:
Milena Ondráková; email: , tel: +420 608 976 912