Planners who have an EU planning qualification or who are a full member of an EU member state planning organisation may be eligible to become a Chartered Town Planner status through the EU Pathway.
"The EU pathway allowed me to demonstrate that my European qualifications and experience conformed to the high standards required by the RTPI." Andrea Kitzberger, Principal Planning Officer, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Who can apply?
EU planners can apply to become a Chartered Town Planner if they have:
- A university degree (or above) planning qualification from an educational institution in an EU member state which is assessed as being equivalent to an RTPI accredited degree by an RTPI appointed assessor.
- A minimum of two years spatial planning experience that will be assessed by the Membership Panel.
- The successful completion of the Post Graduate Certificate in Planning Law and Practice from Leeds Metropolitan University (distance learning).
How to apply
Applications for Chartered Town Planner status through the EU Pathway are considered by the RTPI Membership Panel on a quarterly basis. Applicants must complete an EU Application Form detailing their academic qualifications and outlining their experience. The RTPI can arrange for assessment of EU qualifications for equivalency.
Closing dates for 2013 applications are:
- 17 January
- 22 February
- 12 April
- 24 May
- 12 July
- 23 August
- 11 October
The fee for the assessment of academic qualification equivalency is £25.
There is a £200 administration fee which must accompany each application. Fees can be paid online or via cheque.
The eligibility criteria and application process for the EU pathway will change in 2014.