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The Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) is the recognized voice of Ontario’s planning profession with over 4,600 members who work in government, private practice, universities, and not-for-profit agencies in the fields of urban and rural development, community design, environmental planning, transportation, health, social services, heritage conservation, housing, and economic development.
OPPI membership is a requirement for professionals who wish to practice as a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) in Ontario. RPPs are the only accredited planning professionals recognized across Canada.
Benefits of membership
OPPI membership provides a number of benefits to planners, their employers and the communities in which they practice. These benefits position OPPI members as credible professionals dedicated to excellence in their planning work. OPPI membership benefits include:
You are a practicing planner who has fulfilled the requirements to be eligible to use the designation "Registered Professional Planner" or "RPP."
Full Member (Out of Province)
You are a Full member of CIP and another Canadian planning institute in the province where you live and work. You pay your CIP fee and insurance through that home affiliate, but can become a Full member (out of province) of OPPI.
You have been accepted by the Professional Standards Board, the national body that handles applications for membership, as eligible to begin the formal process of becoming a Full member. In this category, you are working toward your RPP designation.
Candidate (Provisional) Member
You became a Provisional member prior to October 1, 2012.
You intend to become a Candidate member but do not yet qualify for Candidate membership. This may include having a recognized planning degree, but are not yet working in planning. This may also include not having a recognized planning degree, are working in planning, but have been working in planning less than 5 years.
You are enrolled full-time in a secondary or post-secondary school and have an interest in planning.
You are a Full member who is not engaged in the activity of planning for gain.
You are not engaged in the activity of planning for gain. As a Non-Practicing Full member, you are not eligible to use the designation “Registered Professional Planner” or “RPP,” or to use an RPP seal, or to vote or be elected a director of the Institute or to act as a Sponsor or Mentor.
You are a non-planner and do not practice or intend to practice planning, but do have a general interest in planning and in OPPI.
Are you still unsure which category you fit into?
Explore our category questionnaire!
See what member category you may fall under based on how you would categorize your interests.
Installment Payment Plan
OPPI offers a three-installment payment plan for members who require payment flexibility. Interested members should:
BMS Canada Risk Services (BMS) is our new and exclusive insurance broker for our member liability insurance program, including Errors & Omissions (Professional Liability), Commercial General Liability, and Property & Crime policies. Insurance coverage with Victor Canada and ENCON is serviced by BMS. From time to time insurance premiums may increase, but rest assured that OPPI and BMS will negotiate the best value for members.
1-844-294-2714 or email@example.com.
Professional Liability Coverage
As part of your membership fees, OPPI offers professional liability insurance coverage for all Full, Candidate, Retired and Non-Practicing members of OPPI. A summary of liability coverage and your insurance certificate is available by logging into your member profile. Access the complete policy below:
Commercial General Liability and Property & Crime Coverage
OPPI also offers commercial general liability and/or property and crime insurance coverage for sole proprietors and incorporated entities that conduct business in their home or at their own practice. This optional insurance can be purchased through our broker. Access the application form and summary policies below:
To apply for OPPI membership: