The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), the UK’s largest professional body for planners, is streamlining the ways that professionals can achieve Chartered Membership.
From January 2017 onwards, the requirements to become a Chartered Member - MRTPI - for those who do not follow the accredited Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) route (used by graduates of RTPI-accredited planning schools), will be changing to competency-based routes.
The current routes for planning professionals who did not obtain a degree from an RTPI accredited planning school will be replaced with the new Experienced Practitioner APC (EP-APC) route and the Associate APC (A-APC) route. These two routes will be competency based and will be modelled on the existing accredited APC route which has been rigorously developed to ensure the highest professional standards.
Janet Askew, President of the RTPI, said:
“By streamlining the routes to Chartered Membership and introducing a clearer structure we are reflecting the changes in the profession to ensure as many interested, eligible and talented people are attracted to join us and develop their careers as Chartered Members.”
Find out more about the changes on the RTPI's website.