Membership Categories

Registered Professional Planner:  An RPP is a registered professional planner who has met all the membership requirements for education and responsible professional planning experience.  RPP's have Right to Title and legally use the MCIP designation. To find out more about taking the steps to acquire your full designation as an RPP, see the links below:

The Road to Your RPP

Professional Standards Board

Candidate:  Based on new membership criteria and processes that came into effect on September 1, 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 MPPI. 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. The PSB is also responsible for assisting those interested in acquiring the Full Planner designation by administering the certification process. All applicants for candidate memberships are directed to the Professional Standards Board.


Pre-Candidate: Becoming a Pre-Candidate with the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute is an excellent opportunity for individuals pursuing a career in planning and who intend to seek Candidate and ultimately Certified membership and ‘Registered Professional Planner’ status with the Institute to get connected with the profession and the Institute, if they are not yet eligible for admission to Candidate membership. This includes individuals who hold a degree from a university planning school/program which is formally accredited by the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and MPPI, but who are not currently employed in planning. It also includes individuals who are employed in planning but who do not hold an accredited planning degree and are not yet eligible for admission to Candidate membership.

Online Pre-Candidate Application

PDF - Pre-Candidate Application


Student: Becoming a Student Member of the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute is an excellent opportunity for post-secondary planning students to get connected with the planning profession, network with established professional planning practitioners, take advantage of the services and benefits of the Institute offered to Student Members, and build their future career in planning. Students currently enrolled in a recognized planning program wishing to apply for Student Membership should download, complete and email the following application form to

Online Student Membership Application

PDF - Student Membership Application


Non-Resident Membership: A member in good standing of any affiliate of CIP or who holds CIP international status, may also hold a MPPI Non-Resident membership even if they do not live in Manitoba. 


Non-Practicing/Retired:  A member who has either temporarily or permanently retired from the practice of planning and who has made the request in writing and been approved by MPPI Council. Email for further information.


Subscriber: Any individual with a general interest in planning who is not directly involved in planning and is not eligible for any other category of membership but who wishes to be connected with the profession and the Institute, and to receive some of the Institute’s services. 

Online Public Subscriber Application