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Member benefits and support

The RTPI is committed to supporting and working with you at every stage of your professional career. To ensure you get the most out of your RTPI membership we offer a range of tailored benefits and support, including:


RTPI Plus is an exclusive package of consumer discounts and benefits for Chartered Town Planners, Fellow, Legal Members, Legal Associates and retired members in those classes.

Idox Information Service

The Idox Information Service informs the UK's leading planning organisations and consultancies about issues affecting the profession, the latest research, opinion and good practice. RTPI members can now benefit from an exclusive offer on individual subscriptions.

Consultancy information and support

Are you are thinking of offering freelance planning advice or starting your own consultancy? Do you run your own successful practice? We offer a range of information to support you, including PII and risk management, RTPI logo guidance, and small business management information. 

Workplace and career support

The RTPI is working to support you in the workplace. If you need professional employment law advice then contact the RTPI members employment law helpline. If your enquiry is more general then try our 'Ask the RTPI' service. Every week we respond to a wide range of enquiries from members, so email us - we might be able to help?

Management guidance and information

Good management is important. Whether you manage your own practice, a team of planners, a planning service, or if you aspire to become a manager, we offer information to support you.

Your feedback

We survey a sample of members to find out how they rate the support we provide.

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"I just want to thank you and the RTPI for your time, advice and support. Being a chartered member of the RTPI really was a huge benefit when it came to applying for jobs. Your advice was very helpful, and it was really great to have a robust institute to connect with." - Siobhan O'Conner MRTPI

"I would like to congratulate you on a really useful resource in the shape of the guidance on workplace and practice issues. I have no doubt that it will be of great use to planners accross our region." - James Carpenter MRTPI

"Having been a public sector planner for a decade and an RTPI member of 6 years, I recently decided to set up a consultancy. The help, advice, support and direction given by the service is worth much more than the membership fee! Definately value for money, and great to know the right help is there for members". - Peter Cornfield MRTPI

"Thank you very much for such a range of ideas to think about and progress. I am glad I contacted you as it's good to get an objective view. Thanks again for providing this valuable Member service". - A member working in the public sector.

" . . . .Thank you, again. It is tremendous to have someone to discuss these things with. I am very grateful to you." - A member working in the public sector.

"Thank you for your helpful reply. This has improved my confidence, and I have considered your advice most thoughtfully." - A member working in the private sector.

"Thank you for your very helpful and supportive letter of 09/05/2012. I really do appreciate you writing to support the case for qualified planners at our authority." - A member working in the public sector.

RTPI Trust

The RTPI Trust is a registered charity, independent from the RTPI. It exists to provide support to members of RTPI and their families who are in genuine financial hardship. 


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Professional Indemnity Insurance

Get the cover you need with the RTPI's Preferred Insurance Broker Howden.

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Get the most out of your membership

RTPI members have access to a range of benefits, resources and support.

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RTPI Plus benefits

Do more for less with our exclusive package of discounts benefits for RTPI members

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Licentiate Assessment of Professional Competence

The L-APC is the main route to becoming a Chartered Town Planner

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