Membership Categories


NZPI offers a class of membership to suit all levels of planning professionals. Your membership opens doors and gives you professional standing.


Membership options at a glance:

  • STUDENT: You are currently studying a NZPI recognised planning degree

  • GRADUATE: You have completed a NZPI recognised planning degree, currently working within the planning field and have less than 2 years work experience in planning.

  • INTERMEDIATE: You have completed a NZPI recognised planning degree, have at least 2 years work experience in planning and currently working within the planning field.

  • FULL: You have completed a NZPI recognised planning degree and have at least 3 years work experience in planning(inc. at least 2 year NZ experience) or you do not have a NZPI recognised degree but have at least 7 years work experience in planning (inc. at least 2 year NZ experience).

  • ASSOCIATE: Open to anyone who has a genuine desire to advance the purpose of planning but does not have a NZPI recognised planning degree.

If you were previously a member of NZPI - you do not need to re-apply - click here for details

Not sure if your degree is recognised? Click here



In 2015 the New Zealand Planning Institute sought and gained endorsement from voting members for a raft of changes to the current NZPI membership categories. The changes commenced on 1st January 2016 - please click here for full details