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NZPI has different classes of membership for different levels of planning experience. All applicant to join NZPI must complete an application form, which NZPI considers each application for membership in detail. For more information please see the below link.
If you were previously a member of NZPI - you do not need to re-apply, simply complete the " Membership Reinstatement Form" and we'll update your record and organise a rejoining invoice for you. You'll need to pay a $51.00 rejoining fee PLUS the standard membership fee, all services will be activated upon payment of your invoice.
Becoming a member of the NZPI will enhance your career and empower your professional development whether you are a student just starting an illustrious career in planning or an experienced and senior planner at the peak of your career.
An NZPI membership:
The Standard process normally takes as listed below:
Provided you are a current member of NZPI, you are able to use the following post nominal:
Students are not able to use a post nominal after their name until they upgrade their membership.
If you are interested in contributing to your profession and the community, there are various ways for you to get involved. In return for your effort, volunteers are able to undertake fulfilling work, collaborate with new peers, build skills and influence and broaden their professional network, see below link.
The Role of the Sponsor
The role of sponsor is two fold:
The role of the Sponsor is to review and ultimately testify that a Candidate member’s practical work experience as having met the requirements set by the profession, prior to the final submission of that documented experience to the NZPI Membership Convenor.
The sponsor will also be asked to advise via the Sponsor Declaration, which can be found in the Full Membership Application Form, on the following:
The Membership Convenor will contact the sponsor prior to an interview being approved to enable discussion regarding the application.
A sponsor also has the role of ongoing support to the candidate, throughout their application for full membership.
Who can be a Sponsor?
The Sponsor must be a Full Member of the Institute in good standing who has more than three years of experience as a Full Member.
The Sponsor must agree to the Candidate member’s request to serve as their Sponsor, and will be provided with this guidance note by the candidate upon agreeing to serve as a Sponsor.
Sponsors should carefully review and familiarize themselves with the Guidance note, and use it for reference as they undertake their role.
What happens after the candidate is interviewed?
The Chair of the Interview Panel will contact the sponsor within 24 hours following the interview to advise the sponsor of the Panel’s decision.
If the candidate has been unsuccessful in his/her application the Chair will discuss with the Sponsor how the Sponsor might best support the candidate’s progress towards a subsequent application and a letter outlining the content of the discussion forwarded within 10 days of the interview to the applicant.