The four provincial associations within API have adopted a joint policy on membership categories. There are two main categories of membership:
- Regulated Member, and
- Non-Regulated Member
Regulated Members are further classified into two sub-categories:
- Registered or Licensed Members (MCIP/LPP/RPP); or
- Candidate Member
Non-Practicing status is available to Candidate and Registered or Licensed Members experiencing a temporary interruption in their practice as a professional planner. Non-practicing status may only be granted for not less than six months and a maximum of one year. The period of leave may be extended for an additional 12 months upon approval.
Non-Regulated Members are further classified into four sub-categories:
- Pre-Candidate Member;
- Student Member;
- Retired Member; and
- Subscriber Member.
Student membership is open to both students enrolled in an accredited planning program, as well as those who are enrolled in a related program and have an intention to pursue a career in planning.
A Retired Member can elect to be reinstated to full membership within two years of retiring provided all requirements for payment of membership fees, continuous professional learning and administrative fees are met.
Download the full API Policy on Categories of Membership.