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Associate Assessment of Professional Competence

The A-APC route to Chartered membership

IMPORTANT: To apply through this route you must be an Associate.


We have an event in Birmingham on 6 April 2017 to support candidates through this route.

2017 guidance and resources

Routes to Membership FAQs


There is a £290 administration fee to process your application. If you are required to resubmit, there is an additional charge of £30-£40 per section (maximum 3 sections). There is also an annual subscription fee. Fees can be paid online or via cheque.

Submission dates

Dates for 2017 A-APC applications are on the submission dates page.

Appeal Procedure

Candidates applying for Chartered membership, who have resubmitted their application at least once, have the right to appeal against the outcome of their assessment. An appeal must be submitted in accordance with the Membership Appeal Procedure.