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OPPI Membership

Registered Professional Planners (RPPs) are the only accredited professionals dedicated to shaping our built, social, cultural and natural environments within the specialized context of planning.

Major issues of our time, like climate change, are driving a need for dramatic change in our communities; the decision makers have significant choices to make for our future. By engaging the knowledge and skill of RPPs, with their broad array of ideas, perspectives and possibilities, those decision makers, the public and people in all sectors can feel confident in making informed choices, and planning for sustainable, inspired communities in the years to come.

Membership for Planners

RPPs in Ontario are members of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI), which is the recognized voice of the planning profession in Ontario. Being a member of the Institute is beneficial for both planners and the communities in which they practice: The Institute has developed and maintains a Professional Code of Practice that all RPPs and Candidate Members are required to follow in the public interest. The Institute also provides member oversight of the Code, through a Discipline Committee . Everyone in our local communities can trust in the ethical practice of RPPs.

OPPI requires RPPs and Candidate Members to engage in a program of Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) and offers professional and business networks through the Member Directory and Planning Consultants Directory. Members of OPPI also receive copies of Y Magazine. Combined with a challenging CPL program, members maintain a current skill set and view of the planning profession.

Full Members benefit from the exclusive use of the RPP seal and, when ordering, it can be purchased as an embosser or stamp personalized with your name. In addition, members are required (including Candidate Members) to participate in a group purchasing plan for Professional Liability Insurance as part of membership fees.

The RPP seal should be used in every relevant instance; it signifies that a plan or report was prepared by (or under the supervision of) an RPP – a certified planning professional that can be trusted by all stakeholders served. A seal with great meaning, it increases public awareness of the planning profession and its high standards of education, competence and integrity. If you need a RPP seal, complete the order form and email it to Director of Finance & Administration.

Full Members are recognized as professional planners in all provinces and territories.

Become a Public Subscriber

If you are an engaged member of the public with a keen interest in the planning and development of your community, we encourage you to join the conversation. Become a public subscriber and stay on-the-pulse of Ontario planning.

Apply for Membership

Ready to apply for Membership? Visit the Membership Application page for all options