Applying for Graduate Membership

You are eligible to apply for Graduate Membership if:

Application Requirements:

  • You need 2 NZPI members to sponsor/support your application; 1 must be a Full member, the other can be a Full, Associate or Intermediate member.

NOTE: If you are already a NZPI student member, you don't need to complete a graduate application. Simply complete the " Officially Graduated" form and we'll update your status accordingly.

The annual membership fee is $210. Payment is not required at the time of application, an invoice will be sent once your application has been approved.

Once a Graduate has gained 2 years work experience in Planning, they must transition to Intermediate membership.

Acronym - Grad.NZPI

CPD Requirements for Graduate Members

All Graduate members will be required to undertake Continuing Professional Development in order to maintain their membership status. Graduate members will be asked to complete 15 credits of CPD per annum.

For further information regarding CPD requirements for Graduate members, click here.

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    Previously a Member?

    If you were previously a member of NZPI, you do not need to re-apply - please complete the 'Membership
    Re-instatement' form found here.


    If you will be working 25 hours or less per week over a sustained period, you can request Partially-active membership - the request can be submitted with your Graduate application, please click here for full details.


    If you are unable to fulfil the requirements of full-time membership we may be able to move you to Non-active status, please click here for full details.

    Note : Our financial year is from January to December. Applications received before 31st March are invoiced the annual fee, those received after the 31st March are only invoiced for the number of months remaining in the year. Renewal invoices are emailed to all members mid-January with payment due by the 31st March. Those members who pay before the 20th February can pay the early bird rate (this will be detailed on the invoice).