Corporate Member

Corporate Member shall meet two or more of the following:

1. Be, or have, been engaged in the practice of professional planning. To qualify as a professional planner the applicant must meet all the criteria set out below:

a) Advise/inform decision-makers in the public’s interest. Recommending specific actions or choices to elected/appointed officials, private sector representatives, the community, or others regarding public decisions concerned with social, economic, environmental, or physical change in the public interest.

b) Employing an appropriately comprehensive point of view, this requires:

(1) Looking at the consequences (e.g., physical, environmental, social, economic).

(2) Conforming a proposed decision to the larger context in which it will occur; and

(3) Treating with multiple policies, actions, or systems simultaneously when interlinks are too great to treat separately.

c) Applying a planning process appropriate to a situation. This means a process which is appropriate to its place and situation in:

(1) The number and order of its steps - e.g., problem/opportunity definition, goal

(2) Its orientation to the future, to value change and to resource constraints;

(3) Its quality of research and analysis; and

(4) Its format of policy, programme or plan proposal.

d) Involving a professional level of authority, responsibility and resourcefulness. This means initiative, judgment, substantial involvement, and personal accountability. E.g. organizing community charettes.

2. Work in a related field, unless it constitutes a minor element of the applicant’s experience, will be accepted as professional planning experience as long as it constitutes a major element of the applicant’s experience. The following illustrates types of work in related field sometimes performed by planners, but more often by other professionals:

a) Experience in related professions (e.g., law, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, land surveying, geography, environmental planning etc);

b) Subdivision design; large scale housing or site design work; traffic engineering or highway design; mapping; community organizing; social work;

c) Market research as analyst, and other types of physical and social science research normally performed by other professions or academic disciplines

3. Achieve a stated combination of planning education and experience as follows:

Level of Education

Years of Professional Planning Experience

Accredited Graduate Degree in Planning


Accredited Bachelors Degree in Planning


Non-accredited degree in planning


Any other degree


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