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Recognition of prior learning
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The RPL Process is currently under revision. No RPL Assessments will take place until further notice.

The purpose of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is to assess previously acquired skills and knowledge of an individual. This applies in the case of a Professional registered in one of the categories identified in the Architectural Profession Act (Act 44 of 2000), seeking to upgrade to a higher category of registration. The Professional is required to pass the Professional Practice Examination before the RPL assessment can be conducted.

The fundamental philosophy on which the assessment is based is that practitioners in all four categories essentially share the same professional landscape and social responsibilities. They are exposed to exactly the same technological, environmental, legislative and socio-economic parameters and constraints, although arguably to different degrees depending on the complexity of the project and circumstances