The Atlantic Planners Institute is affiliated with the Canadian Institute of Planners. It has a partnership with CIP and the other provincial and territorial institutes and associations (PTIAs), through the Professional Standards Committee, with respect to the qualifications for membership. As of August 2012, people who seek candidate or full membership in the Atlantic Planners Institute must apply through the Professional Standards Board. The Board may be contacted through http://www.psb-planningcanada.ca/NEWS/index.php. Applicants for student or pre-candidate status may apply directly to API.