Graduate membership is for those who have completed a fully NZPI accredited qualification. It is the first step towards becoming a Full Membership Planner.

Please view our Tertiary Study page to check the accreditation status of your degree/s.

Once a Graduate has gained two years’ work experience in Planning, they will transition to Intermediate membership.

Graduate members use the designation Grad.NZPI.

Why Join?

  • Get access to learning and networking events
  • Start your journey towards full membership
  • Get access to NZPI online learning resources including ‘Planning on Demand’
  • Get access to your local Emerging Planners group and development opportunities
  • Recognise that you have completed your accredited qualification

See Benefits of Membership for more.

You are eligible to apply for Graduate Membership if:

  • You have completed a NZPI accredited planning degree
  • You are currently working within the planning field
    • You will need 2 NZPI members to sponsor/support your application:
      - Sponsor must be a Full Member
      - Supporter can be Full or Intermediate Member

    NOTE: If you are currently a student member, once you have officially graduated, all you need to do is complete the Officially Graduated form and we will update your status accordingly (you don't need to complete a graduate application).


    All Graduate members will be required to undertake Continuing Professional Development in order to maintain their membership status.

    Graduate members will be asked to complete 15 credits of CPD per annum.

    For further information regarding CPD requirements for Graduate members see below.

    Download the CPD Guidelines for Graduate members

    The annual membership fee is $225. (inc GST)

    Payment is not required at the time of application, an invoice will be sent if your application is approved. NZPIs financial year is from January to December. Those who join during the year will be invoiced on a pro-rata basis (covering from the month joined to December).

    An annual invoice will be sent out in mid-January.

    The NZPI Constitution is the Foundation Document of NZPI and Provides the Governance Framework for all NZPI Activities.

    The Constitution is supplemented by the NZPI Regulations. Both documents are current and have been the subject of review and amendments in the past 12 months.

    Download the NZPI Constitution and Regulations

    Accredited Degrees

    There are five Universities within NZ that offer NZPI accredited planning degrees, check out the Tertiary Study section for full details

    Benefits of Membership

    Becoming a member of the NZPI will enhance your career and empower your professional development.

    CPD Requirements

    All members of NZPI make a commitment through the Code of Ethics to maintain and develop their expertise through ongoing CPD.

    If you were previously a member of NZPI you do not need to reapply, please see our rejoin/change membership page.

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