National Program of Assessment for Locally Experienced Practitioners
The Board is pleased to announce that applications for the National Program of Assessment for Locally Experienced Practitioners (LEP) are now open to applicants in Queensland.
This Program provides an alternative pathway to registration to graduates of Australian accredited architecture programs with relevant experience at Executive level in complex architectural projects undertaken in Australia. Successful completion of this program allows applicants to bypass the Architectural Practice Examination (APE) and apply directly for registration an architect with the Board of Architects of Queensland, after a successful interview with a Panel of assessors.
The LEP is run in conjunction with AACA. The Guide for Applicants can be found here
. If you are intending to apply for this pathway you will need to download the application form with the current fee from here
2022 Program and Fee Updates
Fee Increase: The current EPA program fees are valid until 28 Feb 2022 and new pricing will come into effect from 1 March 2022. This change is noted on the current application form.
Submission requirements: New submission requirements based on the 2021 National Standard of Competency for Architects will be published on 1 March 2022 but the BOAQ will allow a grace period of 3 months when applicants can continue to submit their application following the current guidance. Applications submitted after 11:59pm 31 May 2022 must follow the 2022 EPA requirements.