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APC Assessors

Please note, APC Assessor recruitment for 2019 has now closed. Recruitment for 2020 is likely to open in September / October 2019.

Assessors play a critical role in shaping the membership of the RTPI and are responsible for assessing the following types of applications:

Assessors are involved in one of the key stages of a planner's career, and are central to ensuring that the Institute's high professional standards are maintained. It is vital that assessors carry out assessments in a thorough and professional manner. This ensures that all candidates receive both a consistent standard of assessment and constructive feedback on their submissions.

You can find out what's required in assessing all routes to Chartered membership here:

Assessor selection

Being an assessor is a demanding but rewarding role which affords you the opportunity to gain first hand experience of the membership assessment process. It can be a great form of continuing professional development (CPD) and can help you broaden your understanding of what it means to be a Chartered Town Planner.

You can find out more about what's involved here:

Existing, experienced assessors are also able to assess applications for the non-accredited A-APC and EP-APC routes to Chartered membership, and the Associate class. This is a great opportunity for skilled assessors to build on their years of experience by assessing candidates who come from a variety of educational backgrounds and have a broad range of experience.

Legal Associates and Legal Members are able to become assessors for the Legal Associate class. If you think this might be of interest to you, you can find out more about what's involved here:

 You can find out what's required in assessing Legal Associate applications here:

If you have any questions about these roles or registration, please contact the Membership Team on +44(0)20 7929 9468 or by email at