Reciprocal / Advanced Standing
Reciprocal Professional Membership Route
This specific route is available for certain planners who hold professional membership in and are already fully professionally certified by a foreign professional planning organization. While this route does not permit transfer of membership from those organizations, it does provide a route for such qualified individuals to become certified in Canada. The specific membership requirements for admission as a Candidate member under this route require an individual planner to:
- Be employed in planning (for information on what constitutes employment in planning, please see our FAQ),
- Hold full, professional certified membership (or equivalent) in a foreign professional planning organization with which the profession in Canada maintains a formal reciprocal membership agreement*.
*NOTE: The planning profession currently maintains formal reciprocal membership agreements with: the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) in the United States, and the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) in Australia. Planners who hold membership or are professionally certified by a foreign professional planning organization with which the profession in Canada does not maintain a formal reciprocal membership agreement would seek admission under the Prior Learning Assessment (PLAR) route outlined previously.
There are three cost components to consider (excluding your investment in your degree):
- PSB’s fees
- Membership fees assessed by your Provincial/Territorial Institute or Association (PTIA)
- Incidental expenses you may incur (e.g., meals/coffee with your Mentor, any seminars or workshops you may attend as part of your mentorship, etc.)
|PSB Application Fee (non-refundable)||$375.00|
|Ethics & Professionalism Course and Examination||$450.00|