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.

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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.

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. 

Following consideration by the Membership and Professional Practice Committee, applications for membership are presented at Council meetings. The Council typically meet on the first Thursday of the month. Applications must typically be received at least 21 working days before the meeting date in order to be considered.

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

For Student, Graduate, Corporate, Affiliate or Fellow applications please 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


Council Recommendations 

Our decision making process