Q. I am currently a Provisional Member with RPV, do I have to complete the FPP program?
A. You will be required to complete the FPP program if and when you decide to apply for CPV Membership.
Q. I am studying my final subject part-time at University; can I commence the FPP program now?
A. FPP has been designed to enhance the knowledge gained at University. If you are in your final year of studying an API approved degree, you can commence the FPP program, providing you have a minimum of twelve (12) months Approved Professional Experience (APE).
Q. I have almost completed my two years of professional experience; do I still need to complete the FPP program?
A. You will be required to complete the FPP program.
Q. Is there any recognition of prior learning available?
A. There is no recognition of prior learning as such in the FPP program. However, dependent upon your level of Approved Professional Experience (APE), you may be eligible to complete a reduced number of FPP modules. Refer to the FPP Program Overview page for further information.
Q. What is the cost per module?
A. The cost per FPP module is $55 (GST inclusive). However, the Preparation for Professional Interview module is offered free of charge. The Risk Management Module is offered at $255 (GST inclusive) for Members and $415 (GST inclusive) for Non-members. The FPP modules are heavily subsidised by the Australian Property Institute (API).
Q. How long will each module take to complete?
A. Each module has varying levels of content. Some are very detailed and rigorous in nature, providing numerous examples and activities to complete. Other modules are more about learning through reading the content and applying the outcomes of the modules in your workplace. There is no definitive time required to sit a module, some may take a few hours, others will take considerably longer, if they are used to their full potential.
Q. I have just completed an API approved qualification, but do not have any Approved Professional Experience (APE). If I complete the FPP program, will I still need to complete the APE?
A. Yes. An approved API qualification, Approved Professional Experience (APE) and the successful completion of the FPP program are all crucial elements in the pathway to membership. The FPP program does not replace the requirement for Approved Professional Experience (APE).
Q. I am applying for CPV Business, what are my requirements under the FPP program?
A. As you are seeking CPV Business, there are a number of FPP modules to be completed, irrespective of you level of experience in the industry. The modules required for completion are API Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct, Introduction to Professional Risk, Preparation for Professional Interview (CPV) version, Professional Standards and Risk Management Module Fundamentals.