Applying for Membership

Registered Professional Planner:  A RPP Member is a professional practicing planner who has met all the membership requirements for education and responsible professional planning experience.  Registered Professional Planners have Right to Title and legally use the RPP after the Member’s name in Saskatchewan.  Members are also entitled to use the MCIP designation. See the link below for an overview in steps to take in acquiring your designation:

The Road to Your RPP

Contact PSB for any further information or questions.

Candidate:  Based on new membership criteria and processes that came into effect on September 1, 2012, individuals seeking Candidate membership must first have their qualifications assessed by the nationally-based Professional Standards Board for the planning profession in Canada (PSB), prior to admission to Candidate membership in SPPI. The PSB is now the first stop for applicants for Candidate membership. Only once an applicant has been assessed by the PSB, and recommended for admission can they be admitted to Candidate membership. The PSB is also responsible for assisting those interested in acquiring the Registered Professional Planner (RPP) designation by administering the certification process. All applicants for candidate memberships are directed to the Professional Standards Board.

Pre-Candidate: Becoming a Pre-Candidate with the Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute (SPPI) is an excellent opportunity for individuals pursuing a career in planning and who intend to seek Candidate and ultimately Certified membership and ‘Registered Professional Planner’ status with the Institute to get connected with the profession and the Institute, if they are not yet eligible for admission to Candidate membership. This includes individuals who hold a degree from a university planning school/program which is formally accredited by the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and SPPI, but who are not currently employed in planning. It also includes individuals who are employed in planning but who do not hold an accredited planning degree and are not yet eligible for admission to Candidate membership. Application-Form-2020

Student: Becoming a Student Member of the Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute is an excellent opportunity for post-secondary planning students to get connected with the planning profession, network with established professional planning practitioners, take advantage of the services and benefits of the Institute offered to Student Members, and build their future career in planning. Students currently enrolled in a recognized planning program wishing to apply for Student Membership should download, complete and email the following application form to STUDENT Application-Form-2020

Non-Resident Membership: A member in good standing of any affiliate of CIP or who holds CIP international status, may also hold a SPPI Non-Resident membership even if they do not live in Saskatchewan. Non-Resident-Application-Form-2020

Subscriber Membership: Any individual with a general interest in planning who is not directly involved in planning and is not eligible for any other category of membership but who wishes to be connected with the profession and the Institute, and to receive some of the Institute’s services. Application-Form-2020

Candidate Members of SPPI Accepted on or before August 31, 2012

Existing Candidate (formerly called Provisional) members of SPPI who were accepted on or before August 31, 2012 will proceed through to Registered Professional Planner (RPP) member status via the process that was in place when their application for Candidate membership was originally accepted.  This means logging the appropriate amount of experience by submitting the traditional logbook for validation by the SPPI Review Committee, completing the application form below, successfully completing the written examination (for those who do not hold a recognized planning degree) and successfully siting the oral examination. RPP Application Form

If you are a Candidate (Provisional) member since August 31, 2012 and are applying for your Registered Professional Planner, please go to the Logbook Tab for additional information and forms. Members applying for their RPP are encouraged to contact SPPI at


For more information on CIP Membership criteria, please see document below:

Membership Criteria CIP