Architectural Practice Course 2020 (APC 2020)


SIA is authorized by Board of Architects (BOA) to develop and manage the Architecture Practice Course (APC). Attending APC is mandatory for candidates enrolling in BOA’s Professional Practice Examination (PPE). The course is specifically designed with a combination of both theoretical principles and best-practice curriculum.

Course Details

  • 8 June 2020 to 19 October 2020
  • 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm
    (Online Webinars may be the required format)

Course Fees
Associate Member/ Corporate Member: $2000 (inclusive of GST)
Non Member: $3000 (inclusive of GST)


The Architectural Practice Course (APC) aims to prepare and equip candidates for the Professional Practice Examination (PPE). It is a mandatory training programme for candidates enrolling for the Board of Architect’s PPE. The curriculum is specifically planned and designed to integrate theoretical principles (as per syllabus) with practical knowledge from experienced tutors.

The course comprises twenty-nine evening classes and is conducted weekly with a total duration of 72.5 hours. The candidates are required to complete the course.

While APC is customised mainly for PPE candidates, it is also useful and suitable for architects who wish to update and refresh themselves on the latest development in professional knowledge.

The Institute is an SSG’s Approved Training Organization (ATO) under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification System (WSQ) to deliver stipulated training and/or assessment services as well as funding for SSG participants. WSQ-SIA APC is one of the courses which are accredited by WSQ and the Institute has successfully conducted 10 cohorts since 2010.

In view of the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak and movement restriction APC 2020 may be required to be conducted through online Webinar tools. For good order and verification of attendance, it will be monitored and recorded from time to time. Exact timings will be published in due course. Participants who leave the webinar session before 8.30pm will be considered as absent.

On funding criteria; BOA funding requires an attendance of at least 75%. For Skills Singapore funding the attendance level is 80% minimum. Attendance records will be sent to the Board of Architects weekly for recording purposes.