A popular pathway to becoming a Chartered Town Planner for professionals without an RTPI accredited planning degree is through Associate membership. Once qualified as an Associate, members can begin their application by putting together a portfolio which details the competencies they have gained through a combination of formal education and experience. This is called the Associate Assessment of Professional Competence (A-APC).
Full details of the A-APC, including guidance and application forms are on the A-APC page.
Please note: the requirements for the A-APC route be changing from January 2017. Further information about this will be available from July 2016. Please see our Routes to Membership page and FAQs to find out more about the background to the membership changes taking place during 2016.
Navin Sankersingh MRTPI
"I wanted to attain professional membership of the RTPI in order to open doors in the area of town planning in the UK and globally." Navin Sankersingh, Senior Planning Officer, Milton Keynes