Information about the ARPT

ARPT or Australasian Registered Piano Technician.  ARPT membership was introduced in 2006. It is only awarded to technicians who have passed a comprehensive assessment of their skills. Any person wishing to join the Association must pass the ARPT examination to gain full membership.

The examination consists of four sections:

  • A tuning assessment, good accuracy and stability are required.
  • A practical assessment of regulation and repair skills
  • An oral assessment of the technician’s understanding of, and approach to a range of grand and upright problems.
  • A questionnaire on a wide range of piano topics.


The exam is rigorous and may take up to 12 hours to complete. It is administered by experienced ARPT members. The successful candidate is permitted to use the letters ARPT in their advertising.

Piano owners are encouraged to use technicians who have the ARPT accreditation noted on the membership lists as assurance of their underlying skills.

All members of the APTTA are bound by a Code of Ethics.