Architectural Practice Exams

Exam dates

On behalf of the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA), the Northern Territory Architects Board conducts Architectural Practice Examinations (APE) each year in Darwin. Exams are generally held in early April and late August, examination and closing dates are listed below:

Closing date for applications

The dates for 2020 examinations are:

2020 closing dates for applications Exam dates
Thursday 20 February 2020 Postponed*
Tuesday 16 June 2020 Tuesday 18 August 2020

* The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia is continuing to monitor the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation. It has determined that the APE National Examination Paper currently scheduled for the 21 April will be postponed until 18 August. Please refer to the AACA website, which will be updated from time to time with relevant updates.

Note: From 2018 the National Practice Examination (part 2) moved to computer based delivery. Information, guides and procedures on the examination process are available on the AACA website.

For information on future exam dates, please contact the Board's office by phone on 08 8936 4079 or by email.

Application requirements

Exam information, guides, log books and resources are available from the AACA website. Research of this site is recommended prior to submitting an application and should be checked for any updates on log book and application requirements.

To register for an exam, you will need to provide the following:

Exam fee part 1 and 2 is $465
(for second APE within 12 months $245)
Download form PDF (42.3 KB)
AACA APE Application Form part 1 and 2 Download form PDF (97.2 KB)
Application fee for part 3 is $395 Application forms are available from the Registrar
Statutory Declaration Available from the NT Government website
Completed Log Book† Available from AACA website

†Note: Electronic log books are available on the AACA website at nil cost.

For information on future exam dates, please contact the Board's office by phone on 08 8936 4079 or by email.