Architectural Practice Exam

Architectural Practice Exam – requirements, dates and application form

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

From 2018 Part 2 Written paper will be in a new online format.  Refer to the AACA website for more information – information available soon.

The electronic Log Book is available on the publication page of the AACA website.

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


Examination Dates for 2020:

Closing date for applications:                                      PART 2 – Written NEP

(including log book, statement of

practical experience etc.)


Thursday 20 February 2020                                                   Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Tuesday 16 June 2020                                                           Tuesday, 18 August 2020

(NOTE: Exam is closed book)


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


 Examination Fees:                                       Parts 1 & 2  – $ 470.00 (TBC)

.                                                                       Part  3          – $ 395.00  (TBC)


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.

A sample Part 2 paper and answers are available on the publication page of the AACA website.

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

A pro forma Statutory Declaration is available.