Applications for National Program of Assessment now open

The National Program of Assessment provides an alternative entry to the Architectural Practice Examination for experienced design practitioners who have not completed an architectural qualification.

Applications for Stage 1 Eligibility close on 28 February 2020.

Please visit the National Program of Assessment website for more details and contact information.

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 2019 examinations are:

2019 closing dates for applications Exam dates
Thursday 7 February 2019 Tuesday 2 April 2019
Thursday 27 June 2019 Tuesday 20 August 2019

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 Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) website.

For information on future exam dates, please contact the Registrar 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.

Further details are available from the Registrar, NT Architects Board by telephone on (08) 8936 4079 or by email.