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 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 2022 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 2022:

Closing date for applications:                                      PART 2 – Written NEP

(including log book, statement of

practical experience etc.)


Friday 21 January 2022                                                   Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Friday 8 July 2022                                                           Tuesday, 13 September 2022

(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.

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.