Apply for Membership

Apply for Membership

Your pathway to membership of Australia’s preferred property professional association starts right here.

Membership of the Australian Property Institute (API) is based on your qualifications and experience. The API endorses courses offered by various tertiary institutions to meet our base educational requirements.  However, the API's doors are open to a range of professionals who have a non-property qualification but are practising in the property sector (e.g. property lawyers).  

Are you uncertain about which API membership level is best for you?  
Please see the 'Membership Levels' option on the Membership menu for more information. 

Applicants for Certified Asset Manager, Certified Commercial Property Manager, Certified Development Practitioner, Certified Facilities Manager, Certified Funds Manager, Certified Practising Valuer, Certified Practising Valuer (Business), Certified Practising Valuer (Plant and Machinery) or Certified Property Practitioner should choose Associate Application from the list below.

To apply, please select the Membership Level you wish to apply for from the list below.  Once you have completed any other purchases you wish to make, please go to your Cart, checkout and commence your application.  

Please note for applications other than Student membership, the application fee does not form any part of the annual membership subscription fee.  Click here for current annual Membership subscription rates

Current API Members wishing to upgrade their membership need to select the Membership Level you wish to apply for from the list below. 

Application Process and Timeframes

Please click here for more information about the API's processes around application processing and timeframes.


Please click the link below for a step by step guide to completing your application:

Remember to return to your My Portal after purchasing your Application and making payment to complete your application.  


Please select the level of API Membership you wish to apply for

Student Application
Provisional Application
Provisional with Residential Property Valuer Application
Associate Application
RICS Direct Entry Application