Licentiate membership is for graduates who have completed a fully RTPI accredited qualification. It is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Town Planner via the Licentiate Assessment of Professional Competence (L-APC). Applicants to this class must have either:
- a 'combined' RTPI accredited qualification, or
- 'spatial' and 'specialist' RTPI accredited qualifications
Please view our course listings to check the accreditation status of your degree/s.
- Get support for your Chartered membership application.
- Show employers your commitment to gaining professional qualification.
- Access networks and discounted events.
- Access RTPI member benefits and services.
Jenny Adams, Graduate Planner, Arup
Send us your completed application form with a copy of your degree certificate* or official final transcript for your RTPI accredited qualification. We cannot process your application without proof that you have obtained our accredited qualification.
Applications can be submitted anytime to [email protected]
*Any graduate from an RTPI planning course prior to 2005 cannot become a Licentiate, unless previously a member of this class, as their degree is now considered recognised rather than accredited. These graduates are advised to follow either the Associate or Experienced Practitioner route to Chartered Membership.
We charge £45 to process your application. Pay your fee online when applying.
We calculate your annual subscription after you are elected.
Qualifying as a Chartered Town Planner
To be eligible to submit your L-APC application:
- You must have a fully RTPI accredited qualification.
- You must be a current registered Licentiate of the RTPI.
- You must have a minimum of 2 years' professional planning experience (full-time equivalent); at least 1 year of this experience must be gained whilst registered as a Licentiate.