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:

*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.

Please note: We are accepting electronic transcripts that are directly sent and issued from your university or their third party to [email protected] 

There are three cost components to consider (excluding your investment in your degree):

 Item Reciprocal Route
PSB Application Fee (non-refundable) $375.00
Ethics & Professionalism Course and Examination $450.00
Professional Examination $500.00
 Total $1,325.00

Our fees are subject to GST/HST, and that is not reflected in the above table. Please see our FAQs for more details or contact us at [email protected] for more details.