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PSB: PSB Applications & PSB Certification process related Inquiries

 

Please find the PIBC webinar about the PSB Certification process here.

 

Please find the different Routes to apply for Candidate Membership here and below:

Application with an accredited degree: https://psb-planningcanada.ca/certification-process/application-process/accredited-degree/

Application with an unaccredited degree (PLAR): https://psb-planningcanada.ca/certification-process/application-process/prior-learning-assessment-plar/

Application under Reciprocal / Advanced Standing: https://psb-planningcanada.ca/certification-process/application-process/reciprocal-advanced-standing/

 

PSB - How to be a Mentor for a Candidate member: https://psb-planningcanada.ca/certification-process/the-process/mentorship/

PSB - How to be a Sponsor for a Candidate Member: https://psb-planningcanada.ca/certification-process/the-process/sponsorship/

PSB Ethics and Professionalism Coursehttps://psb-planningcanada.ca/certification-process/the-process/ethics-and-professionalism/

PSB Examhttps://psb-planningcanada.ca/professional-examination/

 

Based on new membership criteria and processes that came into effect on June 11th, 2012, individuals seeking Candidate membership must first have their qualifications assessed by the nationally-based Professional Standards Board for the planning profession in Canada (PSB), prior to admission to Candidate membership in PIBC. The PSB is now the first stop for applicants for Candidate membership. Only once an applicant has been assessed by the PSB, and recommended for admission can they be admitted to Candidate membership. A summary of the criteria for Candidate membership is available here. The process for applying for Candidate membership is as follows:

  1. Apply for assessment of your qualifications with the Professional Standards Board (PSB)
  2. Following successful assessment by the PSB, submit confirmation and payment of membership fees to PIBC
  3. Receive formal admission to Candidate membership by the PIBC Board of Directors

Get started by visiting and contacting the PSB. Be sure to review all the applicant information carefully prior to submitting your application for assessment, to ensure Candidate membership is the right path for you.

Once you have been assessed and recommended for admission, we look forward to welcoming you as a Candidate member of PIBC!

Not yet eligible for Candidate Membership? Become a Pre-Candidate - find more info here or below.


PIBC Membership / Subscription Eligibility:

Please look over the PSC Planning Scope Guide to clarify, what is considered a job position in Planning in Canada.

If you are not employed in Planning:

Pre-Candidate Membership:

Public Subscriber:

If you are employed in Planning:

Pre-Candidate Membership:

 

Candidate Membership: 

Please find the PIBC webinar with the PSB Certification process info here.

Accredited Degree Route if:

Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) Route if:

The Professional Standards Board (PSB) manages the Planning Certification Process Canada-wide. Once your application is processed and your eligibility is confirmed, the PSB will copy the appropriate local affiliation (PIBC - for BC & Yukon candidates) on your Candidate Membership eligibility email, who would then follow up with you.  

You must be a current Candidate Member of the affiliation in the Province you are living and/or working in, while you are going through the process with the PSB. In case you move to another Province, you must be transferred into the affiliation of the other province (request via leaving affiliation); the PSB would be informed of the Membership Transfer, but the Certification Process itself would stay the same.

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