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Assessment of Professional Competence Workshops

Monday, 15 May 2017 at 11:00AM - 4:00PM
SCSI, 38 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Assessments of Professional Competence (APC) are competency-based routes to Chartered RTPI membership. They assess candidates' experience and competence and enable them to show that they meet the high standards required for Chartered membership.  These interactive workshops will be facilitated by Hilary Lush, Senior Membership Advisor at the RTPI to inform you on the best routes and what is required of you during the APC processes.  You can read more about the APC and RTPI’s new routes to membership at 

Places are free but must be pre-booked.

Workshop 1: Non Accredited Routes

11.00am – 1.00pm

This will include a presentation on RTPI’s new non-accredited routes, followed  by an exercise and Q+A session.  All welcome, including young planners, members and non-members. 

Associate Assessment of Professional Competence (A-APC) - If you don't have a fully accredited RTPI degree, this could be for you if you meet the experience requirements. To apply through this route, your first step is to become an Associate.  The A-APC builds on the partial professional qualification of Associate membership and assesses your ability to progress to the next step, Chartered membership.

Experienced Practitioner Assessment of Professional Competence (EP-APC) - If you are an experienced planning professional, you are able to apply directly for Chartered membership through this route. You are required to demonstrate a combination of educational background, experience and competence. The EP-APC builds on the considerable skills, knowledge and understanding that you have acquired as an experienced practitioner.

Workshop 2: Licentiate Assessment of Professional Competence (L-APC) Route

2.00pm – 4.00pm

This will involve a presentation covering the RTPI’s main route to membership for graduates, followed by an exercise and a Q+A session.

If you have completed a fully accredited RTPI degree in or after 2005, this route is for you. To apply through this route, your first step is to become a Licentiate as soon as you finish your degree. The L-APC builds on the skills, knowledge and understanding that you have acquired during your accredited qualification. It is a structured process of work-based learning designed to assess your competence.


Book places here or by contacting Catherine Bolster on or 08925 15649, stating which workshop you would like to attend.