Application Process

The IPI is the professional body for planning and planners in Ireland. The IPI members represent a powerful body of planning professionals in Ireland. Joining the Institute gives strength to the Institute to represent the profession and achieve collective goals.

Fellow, Corporate, Affiliate, Graduate and Student membership arises by way of personal application through the Irish Planning Institute’s website. In advance of each Council meeting, the Membership and Professional Practice Committee examines and evaluates each application and agrees a recommendation to Council. Applications are then formally voted on by the Council. For more on membership categories click here.

Under the Institute’s Constitution, Council shall in all cases have absolute discretion in deciding whether any person shall or shall not be admitted to membership of the Institute. No person shall be admitted to the Institute until he or she shall have been elected by a resolution of the Council. 

Membership fees are due once elected to membership. 

Applications for membership will be considered at upcoming Council meetings. Applications must be received at least 10 working days before the meeting date below in order to be considered.

  • Council meeting 23rd March 2017
  • Council meeting 25th May 2017
  • Council meeting 6th July 2017
  • Council meeting 7th September 2017
  • Further 2017 dates to be confirmed.

Please note for operational or administrative reasons applications recieved by the dates above may be deferred to a subsequent meeting. This is at the Institute's discretion.

Students can apply directly through the website here.

For Graduate, Corporate, Affiliate or Fellow applications download the application form here, then begin your application in the relevant section and upload the completed form and any additional information required.

The decision making process is as follows

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Apply online here