Associate status is open to anyone who has a genuine interest in advancing the purpose of planning but does not have a NZPI accredited planning degree.
This is the best option for:
Associate membership provides an alternative pathway to full membership of NZPI, for those who are unable to use the standard pathway. After seven years of full-time planning work experience (including at least two years’ in New Zealand), and completion of the compulsory CPD courses, Associate members are eligible to apply for Full NZPI Membership.
CPD is not compulsory for Associate Status.
Associates use the designation Assoc.NZPI
See Benefits of Membership for more