Intermediate Membership is for planners who are competent in their field with at least two years of work experience, currently working in the planning industry and have studied an accredited degree.

Intermediate members are required to undertake a minimum of 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) per annum to maintain their membership status. See the Professional Development page for more information on CPD requirements.

Intermediate Members will have six years from the start of Graduate Membership to apply for Full Membership of the Institute, an extension to this can be granted in special circumstances. Intermediate Members who do not transition to Full Membership within the timeframe will be transferred to the Associate Category.

Intermediate members use the designation Int.NZPI.

Why Join?

  • Intermediate membership demonstrate experience and competency for many employers
  • Provide you with opportunities to network and share knowledge
  • Support and guidance for your professional development
  • Keep up to date with information on planning policy, best practice and research.

See Benefits of Membership for more.

You are eligible to apply for Intermediate Membership if:

  • You have completed a NZPI accredited planning degree
  • You have at least 2 years work experience in planning.
  • 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 NZPI Graduate member, you do not need to complete an Intermediate membership application. Simply complete the Upgrade to Intermediate form and we will update your status accordingly.


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

Intermediate members will be asked to complete 20 hours of CPD per annum.

As a requirement, prior to transitioning to Full membership, all Intermediate members are required to undertake the following NZPI compulsory CPD courses within the maximum four years (but not more than once) that this membership status can be held:

  • Ethics for Planners
  • Planning for Maori Values: Advanced

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

Download the CPD Guidelines for Intermediate members

The annual membership fee is $485 (inc. gst)

Payment is not required at the time of application, an invoice will be sent if your application is approved. Our 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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