The planning profession is changing
What is "Planning for the Future" all about?
The Planning for the Future project is a comprehensive review and revision of the membership standards and process used by CIP and its Affiliates across Canada.
Following discussions at CIP Council, through the joint National/Affiliate Membership Committee, and in partnership with our Affiliates, the project began in earnest in June 2006 with the release of a report entitled "New Horizons for the Profession".
The membership standards and process used by CIP and its Affiliates have not been intensively reviewed since the mid-1980s. The planning profession has evolved and gained prominence over the years and, at the same time, external influences have affected how the profession must deal with issues surrounding the competencies required to be a professional planner.
CIP and its Affiliates provide a variety of products, services, and benefits to members. Among these, setting, maintaining, and applying standards for certification is the primary function of the National and Affiliate institutes. Our role in determining competencies and keeping them relevant as the profession moves forward is an important and challenging task, and a vital one for the future of the profession.
CIP and its Affiliates are working together to develop credentialing standards that will serve the profession and its future members, and carry the planning profession into the future.
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