GENERAL INFORMATION FOR THE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXAMINATION
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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR THE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXAMINATION

PPE is postponed until further notice

 

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Please note the following important dates:

PPE is postponed until further notice.

 

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:

  1. 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 as per the below requirements:
    • minimum of two years for persons registered as Candidate Architects, Candidate Senior Architectural Technologists and Candidate Architectural Technologists. Ensure that a minimum of 24 Monthly Training Records (MTRs) are uploaded from date of registration. Candidates are also required to obtain a minimum of 400 value units during the period of practical training.

      https://www.sacapsa.com/page/prac_training

    • minimum of three years for persons registered as Candidate Architectural Draughtspersons. Ensure that a minimum of 36 Monthly Training Records (MTRs) are uploaded from date of registration. Candidates are also required to obtain a minimum of 400 value units during the period of practical training.

      https://www.sacapsa.com/page/prac_training

  • 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. (PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE MET THE NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS).
  • No application will be considered without the full payment.
  • Failure to abide to the Professional Practice Examination Rules and Regulations will result in a disqualification from writing the examination and disciplinary action will be taken by council.

NOTE: TO VERIFY YOUR ELIGIBILITY TO WRITE THE PPE CONTACT ABONGILE JACISA (REGISTRATION DEPARTMENT)  Abongile.jacisa@sacapsa.com or 011 479 5000 BEFORE APPLYING.

EXAMINATION FEE : ADMIN FEE: R358.
STANDARD VENUE: R2181
NON-STANDARD: R4930

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

  • All applicants are required to pay the admin fee with the submission of their application.
  • Once you have been given confirmation of eligibility to write you will be invoiced for either the payment of the standard venue or the non-standard venue.
  • No cash or cheque payments will be accepted.
  • The applicant must ensure that he/she is logged in on their online-profile in order to complete the online application.After completing the application online, 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
Town/City
 
Venue
 
Bloemfontein GXY Architects
Fischer House
72 President Reitz Ave
Westdene – Bloemfontein
Cape Town Cape Peninsula University of Technology,
Room 9.12
9th Floor
Media City Building (BMW Building)
c/o Heerengracht & Rua Vasco Da Gama
Foreshore
Durban Master Builders
40 Essex Terrace
Westville
 
East London Eden Worship Centre
10 Coad Road
Beacon Bay
 
Johannesburg UNISA Exam Centre (Ormonde)
2 Vinton Road
Ormonde
Johannesburg
Port Elizabeth Nelson Mandela University
School of Architecture
South Campus, Building 08, Room 210
 
Pretoria Tshwane Event Centre
Admin Office - Gate 02
205 Soutter Street
Pretoria West, 0183
  • Non-Standard Venues:
  • All venues not listed above, are considered as Non-Standard Venues, and the appropriate online application form must be completed and submitted.
  • Whilst every attempt is made to accommodate candidates wanting to write at non-standard venues, this can only be considered where suitable venues and invigilators are available in a specific location.
  • With regards to international candidates it is a pre-requisite that candidate conform to the South African Standard Time requirements for the respective question papers.
  • Where this is not practicable in terms of vast time zone differences, a quarantine period commencing at the time of the question paper will apply.Additional costs will be met by the Candidate in this regard.

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 into their profile in order to complete 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.

STUDY MATERIALS

 

  • A list of the relevant study material will be published on the SACAP website.
  • The relevant syllabus will also be published on the SACAP website.
  • SACAP is under no obligation to provide any of the suggested study materials to persons that applied to write the PPE.

 

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 –
  • The second paper will deal with –
  • The Architectural Professional as Practitioner, and
  • Architectural Service to the Client.

    This is a closed book paper.

  • Construction Law and Building Contracts,
  • 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.

 

EXAMINATION RESULTS

  • Results of the PPE will be distributed at a date and in the format determined by the council for a particular examination.
  • Candidates are entitled to apply for one re-mark per paper if he/she is not satisfied with the results.
  • The decision of the registrar and/or moderators is final and binding and SACAP will not enter into any correspondence on the outcome of an examination.

 

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