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.

The platform for the 2021 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 2021:

Closing date for applications:                                      PART 2 – Written NEP

(including log book, statement of

practical experience etc.)


Friday 5 February 2021                                                   Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Friday 28 May 2021                                                         Tuesday, 17 August 2021

(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.