Associate

Applying for Associate Status


Associate status is open to anyone who has a genuine desire to advance the purpose of planning but does not have a NZPI recognised planning degree.

Application Requirements:

  • You need 3 NZPI members to sponsor/support your application; 1 must be a Full member, the other 2 can be a Full, Associate or Intermediate.
  • As part of your application you must complete a statement of experience outlining your interest and involvement in planning.
The annual fee is $250. In addition to this, there is a $100 joining fee for NEW Associates of NZPI. Payment is not required at the time of application, an invoice will be sent once your application has been approved.
Acronym - Assoc.NZPI

CPD is not compulsory for Associate Status.

Associate can apply Full membership after gaining 7 years of work experience in planning (inc. at least 2 year NZ experience) and completed the following core CPD courses that all members must undertake to be eligible to apply for Full membership.

  • NZPI Ethics for Planner
  • Advanced Maori Values


Download ApplicationConstitution & Regulations


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.

Partially-active?

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 Associate application, please click here for full details.

Non-active?


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).