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Become an RTPI member

Becoming a member of the RTPI will enhance your career whether you are a student just starting out on your professional journey or an experienced planner at the peak of your career.

For 100 years, membership of the RTPI has been the hallmark of professional expertise and integrity.

The designation Chartered Town Planner helps you stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market. It is also a requirement for many employers. It can increase your earning potential and speed up your career.

Being a member of the RTPI makes you part of a community at the forefront of planning. The RTPI is an advocate for best practice in planning at all levels of government and in the international arena. We give planners a voice in shaping the planning system.

RTPI membership is also your gateway to networking and knowledge transfer. Whether you prefer to attend events, networking or training in person or online, your membership will connect you with others with similar interests.

The RTPI sets high standards for planning education. We support you in accessing the professional development you need to help you excel. Your membership will help you keep up to date with information on planning policy, best practice and research.

The RTPI offers a class of membership to suit all levels of planning professionals. Membership opens doors and gives you professional standing.

Which class of membership is best for you?

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RTPI Plus benefits
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Assessment of Professional Competence
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The APC is the main route to becoming a Chartered Town Planner

See APC guidelines