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 

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 for more details.