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Community Planner

Community planners study the social, economic, political and physical conditions of urban and rural communities, and lead efforts to adapt to and manage forces that affect communities.


Alberta Professional Planners Institute
Box 596
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2K8
Phone number: 780-435-8716
Toll-free phone number: 1-888-286-8716
Fax number: 780-452-7718


Registered Professional Planner is a protected title under Alberta's Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act and Professional Planner Regulation. This means that to call yourself a Registered Professional Planner or RPP, you must be a registered member of the Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI). You do not have to be registered if you do not call yourself a Registered Professional Planner.

What You Need

Membership requires: (1) a minimum of a 4-year bachelor's degree, (2) applicable years of acceptable experience and (3) successful completion of approved examinations as prescribed by the institute. For official, detailed information about registration requirements, visit the APPI website or contact the APPI.

Working in Alberta

Community planners who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for registration in Alberta if registered community planners in the two jurisdictions have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see What if I am already certified in another province or territory? and the Alberta regulatory authority (below).

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