Membership Applications

Applying for Associate Membership

How do I apply for Associate Membership?

Step 1

If you do not yet have an account with us please Create a New Account.  If you already have an account but have forgotten your password, please Reset your Password

Login to your account.

Step 2

On the Apply for Membership page, select Add to Cart against the level of wish to apply for 

Step 3

Your Application Fee is sent to your Cart. Follow the on screen prompts to checkout or go to your Cart (top left of screen on desktop on in the menu structure on mobile).  Once in your Cart, click on the ‘Checkout’ button.

Step 4

Complete the requested information and click on the Next button. 

Step 5

The confirmation page is shown so you can check the details entered. Click on the ‘Place order’ button to proceed or ‘Previous’ to change if necessary.

Step 6

Enter your credit card details as requested and click on the ‘Make Payment’ button.  Your Tax Invoice is sent in an email. This can be re-sent if necessary.

Step 7

You will be taken to the Payment summary page.  Under the Membership Applications section, this page will ask you to return to your My Portal to complete your application.

Step 8

Return to your My Portal where you will see steps that need to be taken to fill in the necessary information. 

Step 9

You will be asked a series of questions and asked to upload certain information including your academic transcript, work samples, referee reports and experience journal/s.

As each step is completed it will disappear from the list. 

Step 10

Once all of the steps have been completed, please go to the 'Assessment' option on the left side menu.  Please click on Request Assessment and complete the questions to finalise your application.

 

Applying for Student Membership

How do I apply for Student Membership?

Step 1

If you do not yet have an account with us please Create a New Account.  If you already have an account but have forgotten your password, please Reset your Password

Step 2

On the Student Membership page, select Add to Cart next to Student Membership at the bottom of the page.  

Step 3

Your Application Fee is sent to your Cart. Follow the on screen prompts to checkout or go to your Cart (top left of screen on desktop on in the menu structure on mobile).  Once in your Cart, click on the ‘Checkout’ button. 

Step 4

Complete the requested information and click on the Next button. 

Step 5

The confirmation page is shown so you can check the details entered. Click on the ‘Place order’ button to proceed or ‘Previous’ to change if necessary.

Step 6

Enter your credit card details as requested and click on the ‘Make Payment’ button.  Your Tax Invoice is sent in an email. This can be re-sent if necessary.

Step 7

You will be taken to the Payment summary page.  

Step 8

To complete your application, please go to your My Portal (see top right of the API website or see the menu structure on a mobile device). At Create Declaration please select the Create box to complete the online form and finalise your application.

 

Applying for Connect Membership

How do I apply for Connect Membership?

Step 1

If you do not yet have an account with us please Create a New Account.  If you already have an account but have forgotten your password, please Reset your Password

Once logged in, go to our Apply for Membership page.

Step 2

On the Connect Membership page, select Add to Cart next to Connect at the bottom of the page.  

Step 3

Your Application Fee is sent to your Cart. Follow the on screen prompts to checkout or go to your Cart (top left of screen on desktop on in the menu structure on mobile).  Once in your Cart, click on the ‘Checkout’ button. 

Step 4

Complete the requested information and click on the Next button. 

Step 5

The confirmation page is shown so you can check the details entered. Click on the ‘Place order’ button to proceed or ‘Previous’ to change if necessary.

Step 6

Enter your credit card details as requested and click on the ‘Make Payment’ button.  Your Tax Invoice is sent in an email. This can be re-sent if necessary.

Step 7

You will be taken to the Payment summary page.  

Step 8

To complete your application, please go to your My Portal (see top right of the API website or see the menu structure on a mobile device). At Create Declaration please select the Create box to complete the online form and finalise your application.

 

Applying for Fellow Membership

How do I apply for Fellow Membership?

Step 1

Login to your account.

If you already have forgotten your password, please Reset your Password

Step 2

On the Fellow Membership page, select Add to Cart next to Fellow Membership Application at the bottom of the page. 

Step 3

Your Application Fee is sent to your Cart. Follow the on screen prompts to checkout or go to your Cart (top left of screen on desktop on in the menu structure on mobile).  Once in your Cart, click on the ‘Checkout’ button.

Step 4

Complete the requested information and click on the Next button. 

Step 5

The confirmation page is shown so you can check the details entered. Click on the ‘Place order’ button to proceed or ‘Previous’ to change if necessary.

Step 6

Enter your credit card details as requested and click on the ‘Make Payment’ button.  Your Tax Invoice is sent in an email. This can be re-sent if necessary.

Step 7

You will be taken to the Payment summary page.  Under the Membership Applications section, this page will ask you to return to your My Portal to complete your application.

Step 8

Return to your My Portal where you will see steps that need to be taken to fill in the necessary information. 

Step 9

You will be asked a series of questions and asked to upload certain information including your referee reports.

As each step is completed it will disappear from the list. 

Step 10

Once all of the steps have been completed, please go to the 'Assessment' option on the left side menu.  Please click on Request Assessment and complete the questions to finalise your application.

 

Applying for Provisional Membership

How do I apply for Provisional Membership?

Step 1

If you do not yet have an account with us please Create a New Account.  If you already have an account but have forgotten your password, please Reset your Password

Login to your account.

Step 2

On the Apply for Membership page, select Add to Cart against the level of wish to apply for 

Step 3

Your Application Fee is sent to your Cart. Follow the on screen prompts to checkout or go to your Cart (top left of screen on desktop on in the menu structure on mobile).  Once in your Cart, click on the ‘Checkout’ button.

Step 4

Complete the requested information and click on the Next button. 

Step 5

The confirmation page is shown so you can check the details entered. Click on the ‘Place order’ button to proceed or ‘Previous’ to change if necessary.

Step 6

Enter your credit card details as requested and click on the ‘Make Payment’ button.  Your Tax Invoice is sent in an email. This can be re-sent if necessary.

Step 7

You will be taken to the Payment summary page.  Under the Membership Applications section, this page will ask you to return to your My Portal to complete your application.

Step 8

Return to your My Portal where you will see steps that need to be taken to fill in the necessary information. 

Step 9

You will be asked a series of questions and asked to upload certain information including your academic transcript.  

As each step is completed it will disappear from the list. 

Step 10

Once all of the steps have been completed, please go to the 'Assessment' option on the left side menu.  Please click on Request Assessment and complete the questions to finalise your application.

 

Membership Eligibility

Am I eligible to join the API?

Please refer to the Membership Levels page or contact your local API Office to ascertain if you are eligible.  Contact details for your local API office can be found on the Contact Us page.

If you are eligible to become a Member of the API, please visit the Apply for Membership page and purchase the Application which applies to the membership level you wish to apply for.  

Additional FAQs are available to assist with the process of applying

Future Property Professionals (FPP)

Current students can undertake the program

Can I commence the Future Property Professionals Program while I am still studying?

Yes, assuming you have reached a certain level of practical experience.  

Those completing their final year of studies at an API accredited tertiary institution can commence their Future Property Professionals program provided they have a minimum of 12 months of Approved Professional Experience at the commencement of the program.

Extra experience can mean less modules

Is completion of the Future Property Professional program required regardless of how much experience I have?

All applicants for Provisional Membership with Residential Property Valuer or Associate Membership with Certified Practising Valuer are required to complete the Future Property Professionals program.

Applicants with three (3) years or more of Approved Professional Experience are only required to complete a reduced number of modules. Refer to the Completion Requirements page for further information.  

Successful completion of a module

What do I need to do to successfully complete a module?

Participants completing the Future Property Professionals program have two attempts to successfully complete a module quiz. The pass mark for the quiz has been set at approximately 80% and each quiz has a time limit associated with it (with the exception of Risk Management Module Essentials). The time is determined by the make-up of the quiz based on the number of questions, the type of questions and the number of different options within each question.

If the final attempt of the assessment or quiz is unsuccessful, the participant will be required to re-enrol in the module. No discounts for re-enrolment are offered to those required to re-enrol.

Module duration

How long does each module take to complete?

Modules in the Future Property Professionals program should take between 2 and 3 hours each to complete with the Risk Management Module taking around 5 hours to complete.  However, if additional reading is required, this should be considered in addition to the estimated completion time.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) compliance

View my CPD Event history

Where can I see a list of past events I have attended?

For existing API Members, please go to My Portal.

From there please go to CPD Diary under the My Content heading.  The next page will show you a list of events you have attended with the API since 2010.  Since 2016 this list will also show the other events/activities which have been used as part your CPD Complaince.

A search option is available on this page which will also total the number of CPD points achieved during the period used in the search.

CPD requirements

What are my annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements?

The API requires members to achieve 20 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points per annum. The following membership classes must satisfy the API's CPD requirements:

  • Life Fellow 
  • Fellow 
  • Associate 
  • Provisional

In the first year of membership in one of these levels a pro-rata amount of CPD points is required.

For further information please refer to the CPD Requirements page or contact the API's Education Team via education@api.org.au.
 

CPD Diary - adding an entry

How do I add an entry to my CPD Diary?

 

Once logged in, go to My Portal and then to CPD Diary.

To enter a new activity, please click the “Add CPD Diary Entry” button and complete the form. 

 

When entering Events, the following are the Mandatory items for each non-API Event are:

  • CPD Activity Name
  • Activity Category
  • Activity Type
  • Description (or the event)
  • Activity Completion date

Please try and fill in all details.  In particular, please upload documents in the Evidence. 

The types of documents which can be uploaded include participation certificate, attendance list, and statement of attendance.

Step 1
Enter a CPD Activity Name – put in the name of the activity you attended

Please see the API's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Rules for all CPD compliance requirements.

Step 2
Select the Activity Category.  The categories are:

  • Structured (Employer Originated)
  • Structured (Formal
  • Unstructured (Member of a Committee or Taskforce)
  • Unstructured (Private study or Supervised Learning of new skill)
  • Unstructured (Research & Preparation of an article or presentation)
  • Other

Step 3
Select the Activity Type.  The categories are:

  • Conference
  • Course
  • Knowledge/Skill
  • New Formal Qualification
  • Presented Paper
  • Publication
  • Seminar
  • Technical Committee
  • Webinar
  • Workshop
  • Online
  • Other

Step 4
Put in the name of the Provider or Publisher – this is person or group who organised the training. 

Step 5
Upload documents in the Evidence. 

The types of documents which can be uploaded include participation certificate, attendance list, and statement of attendance.

To upload a file:

  • Click Choose File
  • Locate the file you wish to upload from your local files then click Open
  • Click on Upload

You can add more than one item of Evidence if needed.  Simply click on “Add another item”.

Uploading of evidence (attendance records) is optional. You may find it beneficial to upload evidence as you record activities to save you time in the future if you get selected for CPD audits.

Step 6
Select
your Competence Level – Before

The options are:

  • Familiar
  • Skilled
  • Expert

Step 7
Select
your Competence Level – After

The options are:

  • Familiar
  • Skilled
  • Expert

Step 8
Enter
in the number of CPD Points for the event

Please see the API's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Rules for all CPD compliance requirements (www.api.org.au/continuing-professional-development-rules-and-requirements)

Please note that points which appear in the RMM (Internal Use Only) column do not count towards your minimum CPD point requirements. They are for internal API purposes only.

Step 9
Enter
a Description of the event. 

Please add as much detail as you can as this makes it an easier process to validate you entry

Step 10
When you Click on the box of the Activity completion date, a calendar will appear for you to Select the Date from.

 

Step 11
When completed click on Save

Completion
If successful a green strip will appear at the top if the page to tell you the entry has been made

Here is an example of a completed CPD Diary entry:

 

 

Uploading completed CPD activities

Do I need to load CPD activities that I have undertaken with the API into My Portal?

No, the API will load all of your online and face to face events for you based on your attendance.

Any events you may have undertaken which were not offered by the API will need to the added to your CPD Diary.  

Please see our support for adding CPD to your diary for a step by step guide.

CPD Compliance Certificates

How do I request a CPD Compliance Certificate?

Each activity undertaken must be uploaded to your My Portal.  For events undertaken with the API, this is done automatically by API staff.

To load an event please go to My Portal then to CPD Diary.  This will show all the events undertaken with the API since 2013 or uploaded by you.

2017 CPD Compliance Certificates will be available online from 1 January 2018 in My Portal > My Content > Certificates, for members who have met 2017 CPD requirements. 

Please see our support for How do I add an entry to my CPD Diary for a step by step guide to this process.
 

How do I locate my CPD Complaince Certificate?

For existing API Members, please go to My Portal.

From there please go to Certificates under the My Account heading.

Residential Valuation Standing Instructions

I completed the Residential Valuation Standing Instructions module last year, do I have to complete a new module?

Yes, to be compliant with Valex’s requirements, you must complete a new Residential Valuation Standing Instructions each year.

API Events

Locating a face to face API event

The API runs a wide range of educational and networking events around the country. 

Our face to face events program is delivered as workshops, seminars and conferences with a range of online options also available.

To view all of the API's Upcoming or Past Events please use the filter.  The Recommended option will show events which are related to the Interest Group/s or Regional Interest Group/s you have selected.

There are two ways you can access the list of face-to-face events:

  • You can click on API Events from the homepage
    OR
  • Click on the Learning & Development menu and select Face to Face Events

The Events page will show all of the events open for registration in date order.  Links at the base of the page will take you to more pages.  The page you see will look similar to this:

Search Options

On the Events webpage (www.api.org.au/events) you can do a search for specific events. 

A general search is available along with Additional Search Options.  By clicking on “Show Additional Search Options” (located with the event search bar) the following options appear allowing you to search by specific criteria:

A further search option is available via a drop down box giving access to the following options:

  • Upcoming
  • Past Events
  • Recommended (this show events which are related to the Interest Group/s or Regional Interest Group/s you have selected)

Payment receipts

Where can I access a receipt for an API event?

Please go to your My Portal.

From there please go to Transactions under the My Account heading.  The next page will show your purchases and you can print or re-send your Invoice from this page.

Locating an online API event

Online Learning plays a critical and expanding role in the API's delivery of professional development to our Members and the general public.

To view our list of Online Courses please click here.

Face to face event registration

How do I register for a face to face event?

Once you have found the event you want to register for Click on the title of the event

Details of the event will appear on the next page including:

  • Date, Time and Location
  • Registration Fees (including GST) for Members and Non Members
  • How many CPD Points are available for attendance
  • An option to Register attendees

Step 1

To add yourself to this event, put your email in the Email field and the click on lookup.

If you are registering on behalf of someone else, add their email address into the Email field and click on lookup. 

The lookup button is an important part of the process.

When entering the email address please make sure use the email you have registered with API. If you are unsure which email you have registered with API please call (02) 6282 2411 or send an email to reception@api.org.au

Step 2

The lookup function will check the database and determine the correct attendance price for the person with the email address shown in the email field.

Once the process has successfully completed and located someone in the API’s database, the person found tick will appear.

Step 3

Click on “Add to cart”.

Or if you wish to register for other events, etc. you can “Add to cart & buy another”.

When done a message will appear at the top of your page as confirmation.

Step 4

When you have completed your purchases please go to your Cart to make payment.  This is in the top right for desktop users or in the menu structure for mobile users. Follow the details in the Shopping Cart section of this document to checkout and finalise payment.

To be able to check out you will need to login to your account.  

  • All API Members automatically hold an account with the API.  If you are an API Member but have not logged into your account before (or you have forgotten your password), please select Login in the top right hand corner or the website (or in the menu structure on a mobile device) and select If you're already an API member - reset your password to have access to your existing member benefits.
  • Non API Members are welcome to create an account.  If you already have an account, simply Login.  If you do not have an account please select Login in the top right hand corner or the website (or in the menu structure on a mobile device) and select If you are not a member and don't have an account - create one now

For assistance in making payment please see our How do I complete payment support.