Architectural Practice Exam

Architectural Practice Exam – requirements, dates and application form

Please be aware that from 1 January 2024 the 2021 National Standard of Competency for Architects(NSCA)  will be used for the Exam including the log book.

Full details of the changes for 2024 are available at

A minimum of two years (3,300 hours) log practical experience across all 15 Performance Criteria of the Competency Standards is required.  One year of the experience is to be subsequent to successfully completing a recognised academic qualification in architecture.

The platform for the 2024 National Examination Paper will be an on-line remote proctored platform via candidates’ individual devices.  For more details refer to the AACA website

The electronic Log Book is available on the AACA website

Full details regarding the AP Exam are available on  the AACA website.

Examination Dates for 2024:

Closing date for applications:                                      PART 2 – Written NEP

(including log book, statement of

practical experience etc.)

Monday 29 January 2024                                                   Tuesday, 9 April 2024

Monday 8 July 2024                                                         Tuesday, 17 September 2024

(NOTE: Exam is closed book)

 PART 3:                                                        Date to be advised after successful completion of Part 2

 Examination Fees:                                       Parts 1 & 2  – $ 675.00

.                                                                     Part  3          – $ 510.00

PLEASE NOTE:  No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.

If you require any assistance or additional information concerning your application please contact the Board well before the closing date and time.

Sample scenarios for the Part 2 paper are available on the AACA website.

Download an Application Form (APE) for Parts 1 & 2 of the exam.

A pro forma Statutory Declaration is available.