Sponsors must be a Full member, who has more than three years of experience as a Full Member, Supporters can be a Full or Intermediate members.
Student: You need 1 Full NZPI member to sponsor your application
Graduate: You need 2 NZPI members to sponsor/support your application
Intermediate: You need 2 NZPI members to sponsor/support your application.
Full: You need 3 NZPI members to sponsor/support your application.
Associate: You will need 3 NZPI members to sponsor/support your application.
If you submit an application that doesn't meet sponsor/supporter requirements - it slows processing as the application must be returned and new sponsors/supporters sought.
All candidates seeking eligibility for entry into Full Membership of NZPI are required to meet below constitutional requirements.
5.2.1 Completed an academic planning programme at any NZ University, College or other teaching institution that has been accredited under policies and procedures adopted by the Institute’s Board; or
5.2.2 Holds a recognised membership in any international planning institute with which the Institute has formalised a reciprocal membership recognition agreement and meet the specific requirements for membership in the Institute as defined in that agreement; or
5.2.3 Has undertaken a course of tertiary training which does not satisfy the criteria specified in the above clauses but has worked in planning or associated activities for a period of at least seven years, so that the combination of training and experience enable the applicant to exhibit a clear, mature, professional and ethical attitude to, commitment to and understanding of planning.
5.3 Every application for election as a Full Members shall show evidence of practical experience and an understanding of planning as defined in the Regulations of the Institute.
5.3.1 Every applicant for election as a Full Member shall satisfactorily complete a personal interview by a Membership Interview Panel in accordance with the Regulations of the Institute.
If you are having trouble finding someone to sponsor your application, we recommend you join one of our local branches so you can start networking with other NZPI members, once they get to know you and your planning related work they may be able to sign your application.