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Become a Public Subscriber

Becoming a Public Subscriber with PIBC is an excellent opportunity for individuals with a general interest in planning who are not directly involved in planning and not eligible for any other category of membership to get connected with the profession, the Institute, and receive some of the Institute's services.

This includes students enrolled in any university programs which are not formally accredited by the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) & PIBC. Individuals directly involved in planning are not eligible to become Public Subscribers and should seek another appropriate membership category.

The following membership application form should only be used by eligible applicants who wish to become a Public Subscriber:

Application for Public Subscriber [PDF]
Click here for PIBC Membership Fees information.


Membership Options for Non-Accredited Students:

Students enrolled in other schools or programs which are not formally accredited by the CIP & PIBC can join as non-corporate Public Subscribers. Becoming a Public Subscriber provides a connection to the profession and some of the same benefits and services. For more details click here.

Please click here to apply (after the officially start date of your non-accredited program): Non-Accredited Student Subscriber Application.

To be eligible: you need to be currently enrolled in a non-accredited program and your expected graduation year needs to be in the current year or in the future.  (SFU Bachelor of Environment - GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS: Non-Accredited)

Currently: A CIP Non-Accredited Student Subscription will be connected with your main PTIA while under the Non-Accredited Student category.

Planning West Magazine: Non-Accredited Students will have access to the digital copies only.

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