The RTPI welcomes applications for membership from planning lecturers, teachers and researchers. Academics can join as an Associate or Chartered member depending on their experience.
- Status: professional recognition both in and out of academia.
- Awards: access to RTPI research grants and competitions.
- Influence: shape our quality assurance standards for planning schools and accredited courses.
- Benefits and services: take advantage of the wide range of benefits and services we offer.
If you're a PhD student, or early career researcher or lecturer, with a minimum of 2 years' experience, you may be eligible to achieve the partial professional qualification, Associate of the RTPI. Associates can progress to Chartered membership through the Associate Assessment of Professional Competence (A-APC).
Dr Brian Webb, Lecturer in Spatial Planning, Cardiff University
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If you're a senior researcher or lecturer, or an academic leader, with a minimum of 5 years' experience you may be eligible to apply directly for Chartered membership through the Experienced Practitioner Assessment of Professional Competence (EP-APC). Be recognised by your peers at the gold standard for all practitioners working or teaching planning.
Ruth Richards MRTPI