Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

RTPI are a leading membership organisation and a Chartered Institute responsible for maintaining professional standards and accrediting world-class planning courses nationally and internationally.

In 1960 the Institute ceased to be a limited company and became a charity and then in 1970 a supplemental Royal Charter was granted, and the Institute became the Royal Town Planning Institute.

All RTPI members except students, affiliates and retired members must follow the requirements in our Code of Professional Conduct to maintain and develop their skills through Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Our advice note gives you guidance on how to meet the requirements.


Members must undertake and record a minimum of 50 hours of CPD activity in each 2-year period, and members must maintain a written record of their CPD activities. The institute monitors CPD records through a random sample of membership.

Each year RTPI ask a sample of members to submit their records for monitoring.

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