Applying to be a Pre-Candidate

Becoming a Pre-Candidate with the Planning Institute of British Columbia is an excellent opportunity for individuals pursuing a career in planning and who intend to seek Candidate and ultimately Certified membership and 'Registered Professional Planner' status with the Institute to get connected with the profession and the Institute, if they are not yet eligible for admission to Candidate membership.

This includes individuals who hold a degree from a university planning school/program which is formally accredited by the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) & Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC), but who are not currently employed in planning. It also includes individuals who are employed in planning but who do not hold an accredited planning degree and are not yet eligible for admission to Candidate membership.

Pre-Candidate membership does not include equivalent joint membership with the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP). Individuals interested in similar non-corporate membership with CIP should contact our office for more information on how to apply for CIP Pre-Candidate membership.

The following membership application form should only be used by eligible applicants who wish to become a Pre-Candidate with PIBC:

Application for Pre-Candidate [PDF]