Membership Transfer

Members in certain categories who permanently relocate to another Canadian province or territory, or members who are temporarily leaving active planning practice for various reasons, may either transfer their membership or change their membership status.

Moving within the Atlantic provinces or leaving the Atlantic Provinces? Please complete the Membership Transfer Request Form and email it to us.

Moving to Atlantic Canada and want to transfer your membership? Please contact your current PTIA office to request a transfer. They will send us the transfer request.

Eligibility for Transfer

To be eligible for a transfer, a member must:

  • be a member in good standing at the time of application (i.e. all current membership fees are paid, current on Continuous Professional Learning requirements, no outstanding amounts owing and no current disciplinary matters outstanding); and
  • be permanently relocating.

Secondary Affiliation

Members in good standing of other PTIAS may apply for secondary affiliation with API. Individuals wishing to apply to API must fill out and submit a Secondary Affiliation Request Form.

Members wishing to be a member of more than one of the four provincial associations within API may use this same Secondary Affiliation Request Form to apply for a secondary membership within API.


Change in Membership Status

Candidate or full members who are temporarily leaving the planning practice for various reasons have the option to change their membership status to Non-Practicing while maintaining their connection and involvement with the profession and API at reduced membership fee rates. See Categories and Fees for current rates.

Eligibility for Change in Membership Status to Non-practicing

To be eligible to apply for non-practicing status, a member must:

  • be a Regulated Member (Registered of Licensed Member (MCIP/LPP/RPP) or Candidate or Fellow of one of the API provincial associations;
  • be a member in good standing at the time of application (i.e. all current membership fees are paid, current on Continuous Professional Learning requirements, no outstanding amounts owing and no current disciplinary matters outstanding);
  • agree to continue to abide by the bylaws, Code of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct;
  • be fully leaving active planning practice for an extended, temporary period of time for a particular reason (such as extended medical leave or disability leave or maternity or paternity leave); and
  • be intending to return to active planning practice in future.

Members on non-practicing status may not use their designation of MCIP, LPP or RPP or engage in any active planning practice.

Individuals must apply for Non-Practicing status. Download the Leave from Active Membership Form.

Read more information on Non-Practicing Status.

Please be sure to update your membership profile contact information (e.g. mailing address or email) when submitting your form.


Change in Status to Retired Member

A Regulated Member (Registered of Licensed Member (MCIP/LPP/RPP) or Candidate or Fellow of one of the API provincial associations may also apply for a change in status to Retired Member. members wishing to retire must inform the API office by emailing communications@atlanticplanners.org. Reduced fees apply.

See Categories and Fees for current fees.

Retired Members may not use their designation of MCIP, LPP or RPP or engage in any active planning practice.

Retired members wishing to return as an active professional planner must do so within two years of retiring or otherwise they will need to restart their membership as a Candidate Member through an application to the Planning Standards Board. Retired Members reactivating as Regulated Members will also be required to pay a reactivation fee, pay membership fees, and complete requirements for Continuous Professional Learning.


Submitting Forms

All membership forms can be scanned and e-mailed to communications@atlanticplanners.org or direct mailed to Atlantic Planners Institute, 53 Grafton Street, Suite 200, Charlottetown PE C1A 1K8.

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