GENERAL INFORMATION FOR THE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXAMINATION 26 SEPTEMBER 2019
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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR THE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXAMINATION

26 SEPTEMBER 2019

The next Professional Practice Examination (PPE) will take place on 26 SEPTEMBER 2019.  Please note the following important dates:

26 September 2019 -         Examination date.

1 August 2019         -         Applications open;

29 August 2019       -         Closing date for applications to write the PPE;

6 September 2019   -         Confirmation eligibility to write the PPE.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ELIGIBILITY TO WRITE THE PPE

In terms of the PPE Policy, the following requirements must be met before an applicant is eligible to write the PPE:

  • A Candidate can only apply to write the PPE if he/she has completed the full period of required recognised practical experience. This implies that the Candidate must adhere to the following conditions, before he/she will be allowed to write the PPE:
  • Candidates must have been registered for the following number of months:
       
    o      A minimum of two years for persons registered as Candidate Architects, Candidate Senior Architectural Technologists and Candidate Architectural Technologists;
        
    o      A minimum of three years for persons registered as Candidate Architectural Draughtspersons.
  •  Candidates must have submitted the required number of Monthly Training Records (MTRs) for the period stated above.
  • The period of internship shall commence on the date of registration, confirmed to the Candidate in the letter confirming their SACAP registration number.
  • MTRs for any period of time that a Candidate has not been registered or that a Candidate has been removed will not be taken into consideration;
  • The minimum value units for each category of experience, as set out in the Practical Training Policy, must have been claimed.
  • All applicants are required to pay the full PPE fee with the submission of this application.
  • No application will be considered without the full payment.

 

EXAMINATION FEE

PLEASE do not submit multiple applications, as that will result in multiple incorrect invoices.

  • All applicants are required to pay the full PPE fee with the submission of their application.
  • No application will be considered without the full payment.
  • All fees paid are non-transferrable and non-refundable.
  • No cash or cheque payments will be accepted.
  • The applicant must ensure that he/she is logged in on their online-profile before completing the online application. After completing the application form, the applicant must ensure that he/she proceeds to ‘check out’ in order to ensure that an invoice for the administration fee is generated by the system. 

  • Standard/Non-Standard Venues:

·     Standard Venues:
          The Standard Venues are:   Bloemfontein
                                                          Johannesburg
                                                          
Port Elizabeth
                                                          East London
                                                          Cape Town
                                                          Pretoria
                                                          Durban

 ·   Non-Standard Venues:

 

 All venues not listed above, are considered as Non-Standard Venues, and the appropriate application form must be completed and submitted.

 

PLEASE do not submit multiple applications, as that will result in multiple incorrect invoices.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

  • Applications must be completed and submitted online.
  •  Applicants must ensure that they are logged in on their online-profile before completing the online application.
  •  Applications can be found on the SACAP website (www.sacapsa.com) under OUR SERVICES and then selecting PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXAMINATION.
  •  No application will be considered if the required payment has not been made.
  •  The administration fee is non-refundable.
  •  Should an applicant wish to cancel his/her 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

  • 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 and Candidate Architects have to pass both papers (with a minimum of 55% per paper and an average of 60% for the 2 papers) in order to pass the examination.
  •  The examination will consist of two three-hour papers:
  •  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.

      ·     The second paper will deal with –
           
o      Construction Law and Building Contracts,
           
o      The Resolution of Building Disputes

 

Although this is an open book paper, only the publications listed as Reading Material will be allowed for reference.

No notes, hand written or otherwise, are permitted in any of the reference material.

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