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Professional Practice Examination

IMPORTANT DATES:

The Professional Practice Examination will be written on 17 September 2014.

1.   The preliminary application must be submitted to SACAP by no later than 11 July 2014.  All the monthly training records that an applicant submitted during the period of registration must be resubmitted with this application.
2.   Confirmation of eligibility to write the PPE will be communicated with applicants on 6 August 2014.
3.   After receipt of confirmation of eligibility to write the PPE, applicants will have until 18 August 2014 to pay the balance of the administration fee.  

ADMINISTRATION FEES PAYABLE:

1.   Administration fees for the preliminary application fee:
Standard Venues
(listed on Application Form) R285.00 (R265.00 + R32.54 VAT)
Other Venues
(not listed on Application Form and/or outside SA) R285.00 (R265.00 + R32.54 VAT)
2.   No application will be considered without the proof of payment and copies of the monthly training records.
3.   No calculation of the training records will be done without receipt of an application and payment of the preliminary application fee.
4.   After the closing date for Preliminary Applications (11 July 2014) the calculation of the monthly training records for applicants registered as Candidates will be done to determine the applicant eligibility to write the PPE.
5.   After receipt of confirmation of eligibility to write the PPE, applicants will have until 18 August 2014 to pay the balance of the administration fee. 
These fees amount to:
Standard Venues : R1 611.20 (R1 413.33 + R197.87 VAT)
Other Venues : R3 643.22 (R3 195.81 + R447.41 VAT)
6.   No cash or cheque payments will be accepted.  Kindly pay the examination fee into our banking account (details on application form) and submit proof of payment with your application.  No application will be considered without proof of payment.
7.   Should an applicant wish to cancel his application to write the exam, or not attend the examination, he/she will not be entitled to a refund of the Examination fee.  The fee will only be carried forward to the following examination if an applicant can provide SACAP with a doctor's certificate to the effect that he/she was unable to write the examination on the set date. 

EXAMINATION PAPERS:

The examination will consist of two three-hour papers:
1.  The first paper will deal with -
o   The Architectural Professional as Practitioner, and
o   Architectural Service to the Client.

This is a closed book paper.

2. The second paper will deal with -
o   Construction Law and Building Contracts,
o   The Resolution of Building Disputes
Although this will be an open book paper, only the publications listed in the Required Reading will be allowed for reference.  No hand written notes will be allowed.

Please note:
Persons registered as Candidate Architectural Draughtspersons only have to write and pass Paper 1 (with a minimum of 55%)

Persons registered as Candidate Architectural Technologists, Candidate Senior Architectural Technologist or Candidate Architects have to pass both papers (with a minimum of 55% for each paper) and an average of 60% for the 2 papers, in order to pass the examination.

GENERAL:
Applicants who are registered as Candidates must ensure that their monthly training records are completed and reach us by no later than the 14th of every month.  Examination applications will not be accepted if a minimum of 50% of the experience requirements has not been met, particularly with regard to experience in tenders, contracts, inspection and administration.

The SACAP Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process which could previously be used by appropriately competent persons to advance from one professional registration category to another is currently under review.  Once this process has been finalised, full details will be published on our website (www.sacapsa.com)

Further information can be obtained from SACAP via the following email address: exams@sacapsa.com

 

 

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