Continuing Professional Development

From 1 July 2020, practising architects registered in SA have been required to undertake CPD.  

Architects registered with the APBSA must accrue, a total of 20 points of CPD, including a minimum of 10 Formal points.

The APBSA framework is consistent with the nationally agreed framework agreed by all registration boards.

CPD is self-directed learning and the PD Rules allow for a wide scope of activity.   Providers of CPD are not accredited by the Board.  The PD Rules overviews how architects can choose the type of activity, and the provider.   


Resources for Architects

CPD Rules: You can access the APBSA Professional Development Rules here CPD-RULES-DOCUMENT 

Record cards:  Your record card must include the information required for reporting.  A sample CPD Record card can be dowloaded here for 2021/22 and beyond   APBSA-CPD-Record-Card-2021+.pdf  or you can keep your own record as long as it contains all the required information.  Record cards must be kept for 5 years.

App: you can record your CPD on-line through an App we have developed which is accessible by both mobile and desktop devices here (you will need to initially create an account, and we suggest bookmarking the app).   To add the icon to your home screen

Android phone - launch 'Chrome' app, then open the website or web page you want to pin to your home screen.  Tap the menu icon (3 dots in upper right hand corner), and tap Add to homescreen.  You will be able to enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your home screen.

iPhone -


CPD Provider Checklist:   The CPD Provider Checklist can be downloaded here  CPD-Provider-Checklist.pdf  

Further information will be distributed via the Board's Newsletter, and on this website.    In the meantime contact the Registrar if you have any queries. 

FAQ's - here they are