APEC Architect Register
APEC Architect Framework
Representatives of participating member economies of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have joined together to create the APEC Architect framework to facilitate the mobility of architects in the provision of professional services throughout the region.
Information on the APEC Architect framework is available on the Central Council website at www.apecarchitect.org and the linked websites of participating economies It may also be obtained on application to the APEC Architect Secretariat or the APEC Architect Monitoring Committees of participating economies.
APEC Architect Register
APEC Architect framework is managed by a Council composed of representatives of Monitoring Committees formed by each participating economy for this purpose. The central function of the Council is to maintain the APEC Architect Register. The Register is divided into sections, each administered by the Monitoring Committee of a participating economy for the enrolment of architects registered/licensed in that economy who meet agreed criteria. Monitoring Committees are authorised by the Central Council to perform this function.
Registration as an APEC Architect provides evidence of the achievement of standards of professional competence that are common to all participating economies. Although economies may continue to test foreign architects on practice matters specific to the host economy, APEC Architects applying for professional recognition in another economy will largely be exempt from further assessment of their professional education and qualifications.
Applications for Registration
The Monitoring Committee of each economy is responsible for all matters connected with the registration of APEC Architects within that economy. It undertakes the assessment of applications for APEC Architect registration and the evaluation of individual records of professional experience.
Application for registration as an APEC Architect should be addressed to the Monitoring Committee of the economy in which the applicant resides permanently and has primary registration / licensure as an architect (the ‘home economy’). It must be accompanied by a completed ‘Record of Seven Year Period of Professional Experience as a Registered / Licensed Architect’, supported by appropriate references. In some circumstances candidates for APEC Architect registration may be required to attend an interview. (An assessment fee determined by the Monitoring Committee will be payable on application)
APEC Architects will be issued with Central Council Certificate of Registration and APEC Architect Identification Cards on admission to the APEC Architect Register, to verify the currency of their registration and to facilitate access to independent practice in other participating economies.
Eligibility for Registration
APEC Architect registration applies only to individual persons. To be eligible for admission to the APEC Architect Register, candidates must demonstrate to the Monitoring Committee of their home economy that they:
- have completed an accredited/recognised program of architectural education;
- have fulfilled the necessary pre-registration experience requirements;
- are currently registered / licensed as architects in their home economy;
- have gained at least seven years of professional experience as an architect in specified categories of practice;
- comply with continuing professional development obligations prescribed by the home economy regulatory authority;
- are bound by a home economy code of professional conduct.
Maintaining registration as an APEC Architect is subject to fulfilment of home economy requirements for continuing professional development. Registration may be renewed on payment of an administration fee to the appropriate Monitoring Committee at maximum intervals of two years. APEC Architects are bound by the codes of professional conduct and disciplinary provisions of both home and host economies.
APEC Architects must immediately advise the Monitoring Committee of any changes to the information recorded on the attached application form.
APEC Architect registration will be cancelled if an architect ceases to be registered / licensed in the home economy.
APEC Architect Participating Economies
(As of September 2005)
Australia, Canada, People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong China, Japan, Malaysia, Republic of Mexico, New Zealand, Republic of the Philippines, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, United States of America
APEC Architect Register Monitoring Committee of Malaysia
Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (Board of Architects Malaysia)
Tingkat 17, Block F, Ibu Pejabat JKR,
Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, 50582 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Peti Surat 12695, 50786 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
T: 603-2698 2878
F: 603-2693 6881
Application Assessment Fees - RM300.00
Annual Renewal Administration Fees - RM200.00