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Upon satisfactory completion of the in-training period, candidates are required to pass Council’s Assessment of Professional Competence (APC)
In order to be eligible for the APC, Candidates must have completed their in-training period by 31 March of the year that they wish to sit for the Final Assessment.
The APC will be conducted annually, in July and will comprise of the following:
The overall pass mark is 75%. The time allowed for the written assessments will be 4 hours per paper.
Candidates will be allowed to retain the question papers for their own record if they so wish. Marking Memoranda will NOT be made available at any stage.
4.1 How to Apply for the APC
4.2 Study Material
It is essential that candidates are able to convince the Panel of Assessors of their competencies in the following key areas:
Copies of the relevant Fee Scales will be supplied for assessment purposes. If in any doubt, all materials brought into the examination room must be declared prior to the commencement of the Assessment. Handwritten notes are however not permitted.
Only mathematical calculators will be allowed into the examination room. Under NO circumstances whatsoever will any other electronic devices such as ipads, cellphones, e-books, PDA’s, etc be allowed into the examination room or allowed to be used.
4.3 Unsuccessful Candidates
Unsuccessful candidates will be given an advisory report stating the common mistakes made in the written exam. Apart from this report, the NCAQS shall not enter into correspondence or any discussions. Candidates will not be permitted to view their answer sheets.
Candidates are reminded to remain in the employ and under the supervision of a Registered Architect /Quantity Surveyor during the intervening period in order to retain their status as an Architect/ Quantity Surveyor-in-training.
Unsuccessful candidates may apply for a Final Assessment at one of the next scheduled dates.
Unsuccessful candidates must provide proof of employment as well as a summary of work done during the period between completion of their in-training period and the APC. This needs to be submitted prior to each APC until the candidates passes the APC and registers as an Architect/ Quantity Surveyor.
Unsuccessful candidates may apply online on the website (www.ncaqs.org) for a re-assessment of their Written Assessment within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of Council’s notification to the unsuccessful candidate and must be accompanied by the prescribed fee as determined by the NCAQS. Late applications will not be considered.
The Namibia Council for Architects and Quantity Surveyors is a statutory council establised by the Architects' and Quantity Surveyors' Act 13 of 1979. The Namibia Council for Architects and Quantity Surveyors registers Professional Architects and Quantity Surveyors, regulates the profession in protecting the public interest against unprofessional conduct and establishes the route to registration to allow professionals in these professions to register and practice in Namibia.
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