APEC ARCHITECT SURVEY APPLICATION FOR AUTHORISATION OF PROVISIONAL MONITORING COMMITTEES SUMMARY OF RESPONSES ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION OF ARCHITECTS
A. ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION OF ARCHITECTS A3 Is the registration/licensure of architects a statutory or legal requirement? A4 Is the practice of architecture restricted by law to registered/licensed persons? Is use of the title ‘architect’ in the practice of architecture restricted by law to those who are APEC ARCHITECT CRITERIA
C. APEC ARCHITECT CRITERIA C.1 Are accredited/recognized programs of architectural education, which are accepted by the regulatory authority as satisfying standards for professional recognition, normally provided by a university or similar tertiary institution? C.2 What is the length in years of an accredited/recognized, full-time, program of architectural education? University
Typically a 2 year Masters in Architecture, preceded by a
Accredited/recognized programs are produced by the National Administration Board of Architectural Registration.
With A level equivalent entry requirement
Programs require curriculum of 128 credits or more
C3. Which of the following core subject areas are included in accredited/recognised architectural education
- Technology & Environmental Science;
- Social, Cultural & Environmental Studies;
2 Economies - All except Related Studies.
C. APEC ARCHITECT CRITERIA C.4. Which of the core subject areas above is predominant in such programs?
Australia Design Canada Design P.R China
Design, Technology & Environmental Science, Professional Studies.
Similar emphasis is placed on design, building structures and equipment/services
Design, followed by Technology & Environmental Sciences,
Design, Technology & Environmental Science,
Design, Technology, Professional Studies
Design, Technology & Environmental Science,
Thailand Design U.S.A Design C. APEC ARCHITECT CRITERIA C.5 Are courses of General Education also included in accredited/recognized architectural education programs?
English or French composition, Humanities, Social Sciences,
Math, English, Virtue Education, Physical Training etc.
Natural Science, Social Science, Humanities, foreign
Subjects to satisfy National or University requirements.
Students select subjects from Arts & Humanities, Social
Science & Philosophy, Math., Science & Technology.
128 credits in General & Professional subjects required
General education subjects are part of any post-secondary
C. APEC ARCHITECT CRITERIA C.6 Is provision made for the acceptance of equivalent competence acquired through experiential learning? C.7 If ‘yes’ how is the level of competence assessed?
Rigorous national program of assessment. 6 months completion of
complex Project in form of report and companion design drawings addressing National Competency Standards in Architecture.
(However 5600 hours of experience required in addition to the
Persons who have completed designated architecture or civil
engineering course at junior colleges or their equivalent and have completed three/four years of appropriate experience may be eligible to sit 1st Class Kechikushi Examination.
Assessment of submissions showing learning through experience
Through a dossier showing learning through experience and an
C. APEC ARCHITECT CRITERIA C.8 Which organization has authority for setting standards and accrediting programs of architectural education for the purpose of registration/licensure? C.9 Which organizations are responsible for conducting reviews of accredited/recognized programs of architectural education? How often are such reviews undertaken?
Organizations setting standards and conducting reviews of architectural Normal review education
Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB)
National Board of Architectural Accreditation (NBAA)
Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Architects Registration Board
3 or 5 years
Ministries of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology,
and/or Land, Infrastructure and Transport. The former appoints Quality
Mexican Accreditation Board for the Teaching of Architecture
(COMAEA), reviews include FCARM & ASINEA representatives
Architects Education and Registration Board, and Commonwealth
Commission on Higher Education. Reviews conducted with Board of
Architecture of Professional Regulation Commission and United Architects of the Philippines.
Ministries of Interior, Education and of Examination; Ministry of
Education accredits professional degree programs in architecture.
National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
C10 Is a pre-registration period of practical experience a requirement for registration / licensure as an
1 Economy is finalising its requirements
C. APEC ARCHITECT CRITERIA C11. Length and scope of the pre-registration/licensure practical experience required. By whom is it evaluated?
At least 1 year post graduate and 1 year undertaken in Australia
of design, construction, management & academic activities
Japan Architectural Education and Post graduate. May be a longer
40% of all
Architectural school requirements Includes 1 year pre-professional
training 140 weeks 2 years or 3,840 hours
Court notarized proof of relevant experience required
C. APEC ARCHITECT CRITERIA C12. What form of professional examination must be undertaken by applicants for registration/licensure as an architect? Written
Oral elaboration of thesis or terminal project
C. APEC ARCHITECT CRITERIA C13. Are registered architects required by the regulatory authority to undertake a professional development program to maintain their registration/licensure? C15. Are registered/licensed architects bound to observe a code of professional conduct?
Monitoring Committee will establish and Y
C16. Is there an alternative system of architectural education/training in your economy that would lead to
registration/licensure as an architect, but would not fulfil the APEC Architect criteria for architectural education,
pre-registration practical experience or an equivalent process of experiential learning?
All economies replied ‘No’ to this question.
PERIOD OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AS A REGISTERED / LICENSED ARCHITECT
D. PERIOD OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AS A REGISTERED / LICENSED ARCHITECT D1. Briefly comment on the process to be adopted by the Monitoring Committee in your economy to authenticate reports of professional experience submitted to it by applicants for APEC Architect registration. D2. Under what circumstances would applicants for APEC Architect registration be required to attend a personal interview?
Assessment of Professional Experience as an Architect
Committee will examine Experience Record; evidence to be
supported by statutory declaration of accuracy.
Monitoring Committee to examine reports, including certificate
of ‘good standing’ by licensing authority and resume of all
required experience supported by statutory declaration.
Applicants to present educational and registration
qualifications, practice experience, and evidence of achievements and responsibility in professional practice
Details of professional experience to be reviewed by the
Committee to make assessments at least once a
Applications to be authenticated by the Monitoring Committee
Applicants to complete a statutory declaration and nominate
two referees to support their applications
of APEC Architect experience requirements
Applicants to submit certification by owners/clients attesting to
their role and scope of responsibility in projects. United
Architects of the Philippines to validate applicants’ Records of Experience.
To answer question on applicant’s materials; To hear an appeal.
NCARB wil assess applicant’s professional experience
through the NCARB Council Record held by the architect.
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION REQUIREMENTS FOR APEC ARCHITECTS FROM OTHER APEC ECONOMIES
E. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION REQUIREMENTS FOR APEC ARCHITECTS FROM OTHER APEC ECONOMIES E1. Will APEC Architects from other economies be required to complete some form of registration/licensure examination to provide independent professional services as an architect? E2. If ‘Yes’, what form would the examination take?
Form of Host Economy Registration/Licensure Examination
are available in association with local firm.
are available in association with local firm.
E. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION REQUIREMENTS FOR APEC ARCHITECTS FROM OTHER APEC ECONOMIES E3. Will APEC Architects be required to complete a period of host economy experience prior to registration/licensure? No
For full registration and practice certificate
E. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION REQUIREMENTS FOR APEC ARCHITECTS FROM OTHER APEC ECONOMIES E4. Will any other conditions be imposed on APEC Architects wishing to practice independently in your economy?
Other Conditions Imposed on APEC Architects
Requirements differ in provinces. Association with
local firm required for temporary license.
(Reference to relevant laws and rules of PRC)
Collaboration with local architects (UIA Accord)
(Compliance with local law and language)
(Compliance with relevant legislation; new rules to
APEC Architects from other economies can practice
architecture without discrimination, in accordance with local laws.
Association with local firm required for temporary
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION REQUIREMENTS FOR APEC ARCHITECTS FROM OTHER ECONOMIES
BARRIERS TO ACCESS TO INDEPENDENT PRACTICE AS AN ARCHITECT IN ANOTHER APEC ECONOMY
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