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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.


Guidance and resources

Guide to the A-APC requirements and application process

Application forms:

IMPORTANT: Due to EU regulations which came into force in May 2018, the Data Protection Statement on the above forms MUST be completed or your application cannot be processed. If a corroborator has sent you a letter or email they MUST copy the Data Protection Statement into their letter / email.


Advice notes/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 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.