Membership of the Academy provides: 

  • Professional standing 
  • Use of the post nominal letters MPWAcad
  • Unlimited support by telephone or e-mail with regard to any party wall queries
  • Access to a password protected Members Area of the Academy website
  • Regular case law updates
  • Free on-line access to our comprehensive archive of 5000 pages of reference material
  • Discounted conferences, workshops and seminars
  • Inclusion on our searchable web database of recommended party wall surveyors


There are presently three routes to Membership.

Routes 1 & 2:

For those who have undertaken a training course with, the Academy’s sole training provider. Two courses are offered: Two-day face to face (maximum 6 delegates) - not presently running due to Covid or Online (13 one-hour video modules) - preview available at:

Route 3: 

For those with two or more years’ experience of working in the party wall sector.


Admission to the Academy by either route is solely by way of written assessment.

Route 1 candidates must complete three papers. Two are based on short, practical questions (one multiple choice). The third paper is a genuine past query from a member surveyor that we task you with responding to. Papers may be submitted singly if preferred. The assessment is not a pass or fail examination but a collaboration between the applicant and the assessor. Feedback includes bespoke guidance to help candidates develop appropriate solutions to the questions posed.  This is a tried and tested platform that have been using for the past ten years.

Route 2 & 3 candidates need only complete the third paper and are asked to choose between two queries.


Assistance is available to anyone with reading or writing difficulties.


Fees :

The annual membership fee is currently £135. The first year’s membership is free of charge for those taking either training course – see details below.

Route 1: Post-course entry

Assessment costs are included within the £930 training course fee - see breakdown below
First year’s membership fee: Nil 

Route 2: Online-course entry

Assessment costs are included within the £750 online course fee - see breakdown below
First year’s membership fee: Nil 

Route 2: Direct Application entry

There is a one-off non-refundable assessment fee of £120, payable in advance. 

An application fee of £175, inclusive of the first year's membership fee, is payable on successful completion of the assessment. 


To apply for membership or request further information, please complete a membership enquiry form


Face to Face Course Entry - Payable to

Online Course Entry - Payable to 

Direct Application Entry - Payable to The Party Wall Academy


The training course fee is £930, made up of:


            Two-day intensive training course     £560

            Post-course assessment costs           £195

            Academy subscription (1st Year)        £135

            Online reference access                     £  40

The online course fee is £750, made up of:

 (Presently discounted by 10%)


Online course                               £380 £455

Final assessment cost                   £120

Academy subscription (1st year)    £135

Online reference access                 £  40     

The initial fee is £295, made up of:


            Assessment cost                          £120

            Academy subscription (1st Year)    £135

            Online reference access                £  40

In both cases: 

The only ongoing cost is the annual Academy membership subscription, payable on the anniversary of your registration. The other costs shown are once only payments.

Membership commences from the date on which the admission is registered with the Academy following successful completion of the assessment.