HKIA Circular No.: 02/2022 ARB Circular No.: 31/2022
2022-01-27 ARB Circular No.:HKIA Circular No.: 02/2022, ARB Circular No.: 31/2022

HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment 2022 – Papers 3, 4, 5

Cancellation of Examination in March 2022


In light of the latest situation of the COVID-19 pandemic with higher risk of the spread of Delta and Omicron variants, HKIA and ARB have decided to cancel the Professional Assessment (PA) of Papers 3, 4 and 5 scheduled in March 2022. This is precautionary measure to safeguard the health and safety of candidates and to reduce the risk of virus spreading in the community. We plead for your kind understanding for the arrangement.


The next examination of Papers 3, 4 and 5 will be conducted on 5 to 6 July 2022. We will share the details with candidates once available in early April. We will also actively explore conducting examination for the three papers in the third or fourth quarters of 2022, and will keep candidates informed.


All candidates having registered for the March examination for PA 2022 Papers 3, 4, and 5 will automatically be treated as having registered for the July 2022 examination, and their eligibility checking process will be continued.


Candidates who decide not to sit for the July examination would need to inform HKIA by email ( on or before 30 March 2022 (Wednesday) for refund of the registration fee and related paper fee. Refund request after the said date will not be considered.


According to the HKIA/ARB PA Handbook, “registration fee are valid for that particular year only.” However, due to the special circumstances of PA 2022, for candidates who seek to re-sit Papers 3, 4 or 5, following the July examination, and if the re-sit session falls beyond 2022, they will be exempted for one time the registration fee, and will only be required to pay their respective paper fee.


If you have further queries, you may contact HKIA Secretariat (Email: Tel: 2511 6323). Again, we appreciate your kind understanding.


Yours sincerely,


Allen Poon
Honorary Secretary
The Hong Kong Institute of Architects


Joint Secretariat of HKIA-ARB


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