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Lithuanian experts test structural engineers from abroad

2014-08-19

The experts of the Construction Products Certification Centre (SPSC) have tested more than 200 foreign structural engineers in law over the last three years. Professionals from other countries are supposed to pass an exam to be able to manage construction, design and assessment of special category structures in Lithuania.

Every year, experts from SPSC test up to 80 foreign structural engineers who are willing to work in the Lithuanian construction sector. Over the first seven months of this year, exams have already been passed by building professionals from Spain, the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland and Latvia.

When asked about the reasons behind testing structural engineers and why it is required, SPSC's senior expert for the attestation of construction specialists, Edmundas Endriukaitis, explains: “As the Law on Construction provides, a national of an EU Member State, the Swiss Confederation or a country which is party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area who is willing to obtain a document that attests to the recognition of his or her right, must pass a Lithuanian exam in law. SPSC is in charge of arranging these exams for engineers in Lithuania.”

Since 2012, SPSC has already tested structural engineers from Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Hungary, Spain, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands and third countries (Belarus and Russia). Once they pass the exam in Lithuania, third country engineers who want to work in another EU Member State must follow the right recognition procedures established in that state.

Dynamics of exams taken by foreign structural engineers

 

2012

2013

2014

 

Republic of Poland

26

7

25

58

Republic of Hungary

9

 

 

9

Kingdom of Spain

17

 

3

20

Republic of Slovakia

5

 

 

5

Czech Republic

9

3

8

20

Federal Republic of Germany

9

12

9

30

Kingdom of the Netherlands

1

2

 

3

Republic of Estonia

1

 

 

1

Republic of Latvia

 

52

11

63

Total:

77

76

56

209



Public information division
19/08/2014

Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas
Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas