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Membership Applications

OPPI offers numerous membership options for practising planners through to interested members of the general public.

Requirements vary for the different categories of membership. Explore the requirements based on how you would categorize your interests below, and visit our Membership Fees page to learn of the relevant costs.

I'M A STUDENT FROM A ACCREDITED PLANNING PROGRAM…

…interested in planning. You are encouraged to apply for Student membership to become a Student Member of OPPI. Student members are eligible for OPPI Scholarships.

I'M A CANDIDATE (PROVISIONAL) MEMBER PRIOR TO OCTOBER 1, 2012…

For information on the Membership Course (Exam B), Record of Practical Work Experience (Logs), Professional Exam (Exam A), and your Roles & Responsibility in the new Candidate (Provisional) Membership process, click here.

I'M A PRACTICING PLANNER SEEKING RPP CERTIFICATION…

The first step towards Full membership is to become a Candidate member of OPPI. You must go through the application process with the Professional Standards Board which confirms to OPPI that you are eligible for Candidate membership. The Professional Standards Board is a national body that reviews applications for membership, and administers the certification standard. Once the Professional Standards Board confirms to OPPI that you are eligible to become a Candidate member, OPPI will contact you and invite you to apply to become a Candidate member of OPPI.

I'M INTERESTED IN BUT DO NOT QUALIFY FOR CANDIDATE MEMBERSHIP…

You intend to become a Candidate member, but do not yet qualify for Candidate membership. For instance -

  • You have a recognized planning degree, but are not yet working in planning, or
  • You do not have a recognized planning degree, but have been working in planning less than 5 years, and you have been in contact with the Professional Standards Board, which has confirmed that you will likely qualify to become a Candidate Member.

If either of these options describe your current position, then you may apply to become a Pre-Candidate member. While working towards qualifying for Candidate membership, Pre-Candidates enjoy all the benefits of membership except those reserved for Full and Candidate members.

I'M A NON-PLANNER…

...and although I do not practice or intend to practice planning, I do have a general interest in planning and in OPPI. You are encouraged to apply to become a Public Subscriber and enjoy all the benefits of membership except those reserved for Full and Candidate members.

I'M A PLANNER IN ANOTHER PROVINCE AND MOVING TO ONTARIO…

If you are a Full or Candidate member of another PTIA, your membership is in good standing and you have moved to Ontario, OPPI will accept you as a member. To transfer your membership file to OPPI, contact in writing the PTIA to which you currently belong.

I'M A PLANNER RESIDING IN ANOTHER PROVINCE AND WANT TO JOIN OPPI…

If you are a Full member of another PTIA, OPPI will accept you as a Full member even if you do not live in Ontario. You may be a Full member of both your home PTIA in the province in which you live and OPPI. At membership renewal time, you will pay your CIP fee and insurance through your home PTIA and your Full member (out of province) fee to OPPI. To join OPPI apply here.

I'M A PLANNER IN ANOTHER COUNTRY…

You must apply for Candidate membership through the Professional Standards Board. If the PSB confirms to OPPI that you are eligible, OPPI will contact you and invite you to apply for Candidate Membership.

I'M A PREVIOUS OPPI MEMBER AND WISH TO REINSTATE MY MEMBERSHIP…

To apply to reinstate your membership, you need your OPPI membership number. Can't locate it? Contact membership@ontarioplanners.ca for assistance.

I'M AN OPPI MEMBER MOVING TO ANOTHER PROVINCE…

If you are a Full or Candidate Member of OPPI, your membership is in good standing and you are moving to another province, the PTIA will accept you as a member. To transfer your membership file, contact membership@ontarioplanners.ca to request such and provide your new contact information.