From 1st August 2023, the Department for Education has merged RoATP (Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers) and RoEPAO (Register of End Point Assessment Organisations) and is now called APAR (Apprenticeship Provider and Assessment Register).
From the 1 August 2023, when an organisation receives recognition for a standard from Ofqual or the Office for Students (OfS) they will automatically be placed onto the list of approved EPAOs.
New EPA organisations will still need to create an account on the apprenticeship service to confirm their place on the register, but they will no longer have to undertake two application processes.
Although DfE are merging the ROATP with the new APAR, the application process for providers and supporting providers will remain the same.
You can access further information here about APAR.
You access information about joining the APAR as an end-point assessment organisation here.
You can also access gov.uk’s End-point assessment organisation guide to assessing apprenticeships which has been updated with information about the apprenticeship provider and assessment register.