Home / Membership Types / Graduate Membership Choose a different membership category to view: All Membership Types Student Membership Graduate Membership Corporate Membership Affiliate Membership Fellow Membership Honorary Members Overseas Membership Retired Members Graduate Membership is available to planners who have attained the relevant professional planning qualification, but who have not, as yet, obtained the necessary experience to qualify for Corporate Membership. Routes to Graduate Membership Entry Requirements Candidates for Graduate Membership must comply with one of the following criteria: (a) A person who holds a recognized or accredited planning qualification or degree from a planning school, which meets the educational requirements of the Institute, and who has not gained the required experience to qualify for Corporate membership. or (b) A person who holds a planning qualification at degree or equivalent level, which is not accredited or recognised by the Institute, and which was obtained within the European Union/European Economic Area, and is at a level which is equivalent to the planning qualifications or degrees that are recognized or accredited by the Institute, and who has not gained the required experience to qualify for Corporate membership. or (c) A person who holds a planning qualification at degree or equivalent level, which is not accredited or recognised by the Institute, and which was obtained outside the European Union/EEA area, and where their course was broadly in accordance with the Institute’s Educational Guidelines and who has not gained the required experience to qualify for Corporate membership. Fees The current rate for Graduate Membership is €100 per annum How to apply Submit your completed membership application form with a copy of your degree certificate (s). Download Application form here. To upgrade your membership from Student to Graduate, please login to your member profile and submit your application through the upgrade your membership portal here. Qualifying for Corporate Membership Once sufficient experience has been obtained, Graduate members must apply for Corporate membership. Graduate membership is only available until the end of the calendar year 5 years after the election as Graduate Member. An application for Corporate Membership should be made as soon as you feel you have a sufficient period of post-qualification practical experience of work as a professional planner, see here for further information on Corporate Membership.