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Professional Practice Assignment

1. ASEAN MRA on the Practice of Architecture

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2. Relevant provisions affecting the practice of architecture of:

a. APEC –

A candidate for registration as an APEC Architect must be currently registered/licensed or

otherwise professionally recognised as an architect in the economy that maintains the section of the
APEC Architect Register to which application for admission is made. Architects must demonstrate to the
appropriate Monitoring Committee that they have completed an accredited/recognised program of
architectural education, fulfilled pre-registration experience requirements, have practised for at least
seven years as registered/licensed architects and satisfied any additional requirements, all in accordance
with criteria determined by the Central Council. Architects may only be enrolled on the section of the
APEC Architect Register in their home economy, unless otherwise provided by this Manual.

(Note: APEC Architect Registration applies only to individual persons, not to architectural practices or

The statement on the ‘Competence of an APEC Architect’ at 2.3 describes the scope of practice
and the skills and knowledge required of an APEC Architect.


The following set of principles satisfies Central Council criteria for admission to the APEC Architect
Register and the right to use the description ‘APEC Architect’.

1. Architectural Education

Educational Benchmark Statement

Education as an architect shall comprise at least four years of full time study. The education must be of
university level, with architecture the principal component. It must maintain a balance between
theoretical and practical aspects of architectural training and lead to the acquisition of the skills and
knowledge necessary to underpin the required competence of an APEC Architect. Structured
experiential learning, determined by the regulatory authority economy to be the equivalent of full-time
architectural study as described above, would also satisfy the APEC Architect education requirements.

Common Elements of Architectural Education Programs

The core subject areas in an accredited/recognised program of architectural education are:

• Design, as the predominant subject category,

• Technology and Environmental Science,

• Social, Cultural and Environmental Studies, and

• Professional Studies.

Other subject areas within architectural educational programs may include:

• Related Studies, and

• General Education.

Accreditation/Recognition Procedure for Educational Programs in Architecture

Processes incorporating the following principles of good governance will satisfy the
accreditation/recognition criteria for educational programs for an APEC Architect. The
accrediting/recognising body should:

• Have authority and, where appropriate, legal status and be transparent, independent and publicly

accountable, and

• Have a structured process for the approval of qualifications and compliance with agreed standards.

The Central Council agrees to respect the accreditation/recognition procedures of each participating

2. Fulfillment of Period of Pre-registration or Pre-licensing Experience for Recognition as an Architect

in a Home Economy

Applicants for registration as an APEC Architect must have completed a prescribed period of practical
prelicensure or pre-registration diversified experience, as defined by the home economy, for a minimum
period equivalent to a total of two years.

3. Fulfillment of Registration/Licensing Requirements for Recognition as an Architect in a Home


The purpose of this criterion is, in the first instance, to establish eligibility for registration as an APEC
Architect, not for registration in another economy.

Fulfillment of registration/licensing requirements for recognition as an architect in a home economy is

accepted as meeting this criterion for an APEC Architect.
4. Professional Practice as a Registered/Licensed Architect

Applicants for registration as an APEC Architect must satisfy the home economy Monitoring Committee
that they have completed a minimum period of professional practice of seven years; after initial
registration/licensure as an architect in any participating economy. This experience must be gained in all
of the following categories of architectural practice:

• Preliminary studies and preparation of brief,

• Design,

• Contract Documentation, and

• Administration.

At least three years of that period must have been undertaken as an architect:

• With sole professional responsibility for the design, documentation and contract administration of
buildings of moderate complexity,

• Or in collaboration with other architects, as an architect in charge of and professionally responsible for
a significant aspect of the design, documentation and/or contract administration of complex buildings.

Practice Jurisdiction

Professional practice that satisfies the above requirements undertaken in any economy may be
accepted by the relevant Monitoring Committee.

Currency of Practice

To ensure competence, APEC Architect candidates who have not practised in a position of professional
responsibility within the preceding two years are subject to a requirement to undertake a program of
professional development or fulfill other prescribed conditions to be admitted to the APEC Architect


b. Canberra Accord –

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c. Washington Accord –

Recognition of equivalence of educational base for Engineers at the Professional level.


The signatories have exchanged information on, and have examined, their respective processes,
policies and procedures for granting accreditation to engineering academic programmes, and have
concluded that these are comparable. Through the Washington Accord, which comprises this
Agreement, the Rules and Procedures, the signatories recognise the substantial equivalence of such
programmes in satisfying the academic requirements for the practice of engineering at the professional

1. Accreditation of engineering academic programmes is a key foundation for the practice of engineering
at the professional level in each of the countries or territories covered by the Accord. The signatories
therefore agree:

a) that the criteria, policies and procedures used by the signatories in accrediting engineering
academic programmes are comparable;

b) that the accreditation decisions rendered by one signatory are acceptable to the other
signatories, and that those signatories will so indicate by publishing statements to that effect in
an appropriate manner;

c) to identify, and to encourage the implementation of, best practice, as agreed from time to
time amongst the signatories, for the academic preparation of engineers intending to practice at
the professional level and;

d) to continue mutual monitoring and information exchange by whatever means are considered
most appropriate, including: regular communication and sharing of information concerning their
accreditation criteria, systems, procedures, manuals, publications and lists of accredited
programmes; invitations to observe accreditation visits; and invitations to observe meetings of
any boards and / or commissions responsible for implementing key aspects of the accreditation
process, and meetings of the governing bodies of the signatories.

2. Each signatory will make every reasonable effort to ensure that the bodies responsible for registering
or licensing professional engineers to practice in its country or territory accept the substantial
equivalence of engineering academic programmes accredited by the signatories to this agreement.

3. The Accord applies only to accreditations conducted by signatories within their respective national or
territorial boundaries.recognition of programs accredited by signatories within their national or
territorial boundaries (their jurisdiction). Additionally, provided there is the same majority support as
there would be for admission of a new signatory, the signatories may adopt protocols setting out how
the Accord applies to recognition of accreditation by signatories of programs delivered:
i. in the jurisdictions of more than one signatory,

ii. both within the jurisdiction of one or more signatories and in non-Accord jurisdictions,

iii. in a non-Accord jurisdiction that cannot support its own accreditation

4. The admission of new signatories to the Accord will require the unanimous approval of the existing
signatories, and will be preceded by a prescribed period of provisional status, during which the
accreditation criteria and procedures established by the applicant, and the manner in which those
procedures and criteria are implemented, will be subject to comprehensive examination. Applicants for
provisional status must be nominated by two of the existing signatories, and will be accepted only
through a positive vote by at least two-thirds of the existing signatories.

5. Appropriate Rules and Procedures will be established by the signatories to ensure that this
Agreement can be implemented in a satisfactory and expeditious manner. Theadoption of, or
amendment to, such Rules and Procedures will proceed only through a positive vote by at least two-
thirds of the signatories.

6. There shall be biennial General Meetings of the representatives of the signatories to review the Rules
and Procedures, effect such amendments as may be considered necessary, and deal with applications
for provisional status, and for admission.

7. The management of the Accord will be facilitated by a Committee consisting of a Chair and a Deputy
Chair appointed in accordance with the Rules and Procedures made pursuant to this Agreement.

8. The administration of the Accord will be undertaken by a secretariat established and operated in
accordance with the Rules and Procedures made under the provisions of this Agreement.

9. The Accord will remain in effect for so long as it is acceptable and desirable to the signatories.

10. Any signatory wishing to withdraw from the Accord must give at least one year's notice to the

11. Removal of any signatory will require the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the signatories.

d. GATS –

8.1 The terms and definitions and relevant provisions of the General Agreement On Trade in Services
(GATS) and ASEAN Framework Agreement On Services (AFAS) shall be referred to and shall apply to
matters arising under this Arrangement for which no specific provision has been made herein.

8.2 This Arrangement shall enter into force on the date of signature by all ASEAN Member Countries.

8.3 After this Arrangement enters into force pursuant to Article 8.2, any ASEAN Member Country which
wishes to participate in this Arrangement (referred to in this Arrangement as a “participating ASEAN
Member Country”) shall notify the ASEAN Secretary-General in writing of its effective date of
participation, and the ASEAN Secretary-General shall thereafter notify the rest of the ASEAN Member
Countries of the same.

8.4 Any participating ASEAN Member Country wishing to cease participation in this Arrangement shall
notify the ASEAN Secretary-General in writing at least twelve months prior to the date of its effective
date of non-participation, and the ASEAN Secretary-General shall thereafter notify the rest of the ASEAN
Member Countries of the same.

8.5 This Arrangement shall be deposited with the ASEAN Secretary-General, who shall promptly furnish
a certified copy thereof to each ASEAN Member Country.

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Accord Provisons”