ARCHITECTS REGISTRATION COUNCIL OF NIGERIA (ARCON), ARCHITECTS PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCY EVALUATION (APCE) 1.0 ADMISSION
Posted: 20/May/2019

ARCHITECTS REGISTRATION COUNCIL OF NIGERIA (ARCON)

ARCHITECTS PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCY EVALUATION (APCE) 1.0

JULY 2019 APCE 1

acpe@arconnigeria.org.ng

The Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) was met up in 1964 to determine what standards at knowledge and skill are to be attained by persons seeking to become members of the Architectural profession and raising those standards from time to time as circumstances may permit in all its ramifications by the Architects (Registration, Etc) Act A19 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

The Architects Registration Council is conducting a professional evaluation programme-Architects Professional Competency Evaluation (APCE ) for eligible candidates towards full licensure to operate and practice as full licensed architects within the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

In order to re-engineer the profession of Architecture and raise the standard of training, the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) and Nigerian Institute of Architects would undertake a single and unified qualifying programme known as Architects Professional Competency Evaluation (APCE). All prospective candidates qualified to participate in this programme are hereby advised to contact the Registrar, Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON), Arc. Umar Murnai, fnia.

REQUIREMENTS:

I. Minimum of two years supervised post qualification practice between date of graduation as indicated on postgraduate certificate and May 2018

2. Prospective candidates with foreign qualifications must ensure that their degrees qualify for full registration by the professional regulatory body in the country of origin.

3. Prospective candidates in all cases must be Nigerians and must be currently resident in Nigeria and also currently fully involved in the practice of Architecture under the supervision of an architect who is financial and fully registered to practice architecture in Nigeria with a minimum of five (5) years post-registration experience.

METHOD OF APPLICATION : Applications must fall under only ONE at any of the categories as stated below.

a. FRESH APPLICATIONS

Programme Date Monday, 5th to Thursday, 8th August, 2019

1. Download and fully fill the ARCON, APCE Application Forms for Fresh Candidates from the ARCON website www.arconnigeria.org.ng 

2. Recent coloured passport photograph taken against a white background scanned and affixed against the application form.

3. Scanned copies of all relevant educational certificates. All applicants must have their certificates sighted, endorsed and sealed by a member of current ARCON Council:

i. WASC/WAEC or equivalent certificates, Statement of results are not accepted

ii. BSc/B.Tech /B.E. S. (Arch) and M.Sc/M.Tech/M.E.D (Arch) or their equivalent degrees

iii. NYSC Participation or exemption certificates

4. Affidavit for discrepancies in names of other particulars (if any) on certificates.

5. Non-Refundable Application fee of N2,500 (two Thousand Five Hundred Naira only). This is not the programme fee. Only eligible candidates will be allowed to pay for the Programme Fee.

b. PREQUALIFIED APPLICATIONS: Applicants who had earlier successfully pre-qualified for the ACP 1.0 but did not proceed with the programme.

Programme Date Monday, 5th to Thursday 8th August, 2019

I. Download and fill ARCON, APCF1 Application /002

2. Attach a copy a your ACP Application Letter earlier mailed to you from ARCON. Your application letter indicates your programme number as proof of pre-qualification.

3. Non-Refundable Application fee of N2,500 (Two Thousand Five Hundred Naira only). This is not the programme fee. Only eligible candidates will be allowed to pay for the Programme Fee

c. REFERRED CANDIDATES- Candidates with references in the ARCON ACP 1

Programme Date Monday, 5th to Thursday, 8th August, 2019

1. Download and fill ARCON APCE1 Application/002

2. Attach a copy of your ACP Application Letter earlier mailed to you from ARCON. Your application letter indicates your programme number as proof of pre-qualification.

3 Non Refundable Application fee at N2,500 (Two Thousand Five Hundred Naira only) This is not the programme fee

4. Appropriate Programme Reference fee - refer to ARCON Application form/002 website for details.

All payments should be made to the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) account with the Central Bank of Nigeria after generating your RRR number for payment through the Remita platform www.remita.net

CLOSING DATE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: All completed application forms should be received not later than Monday, 10th June 2019 and submitted as both hard and soft copies

1. Hard copies to be delivered to the ARCON Secretarial

The Registrar

Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON)

Abuja Address

NULGE HOUSE

26 Ajose Adeogun Street

Utako Distract Abuja

Lagos Address

1A & 1B Dolphin Scheme II

Behind Federal Secretariat Phase II

Ikoyi, Lagos.

2. All soft copies to be sent to acp@arconnigeria.org.ng. Soft copy submissions are mandatory

Signed

Arc. (Sir) Dipo Ajayi fnia

President ARCON

Arc. Festus Adibe Njoku, fnia

President NIA

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