Student Membership

A Student must be a person of at least eighteen years of age and employed in a planning office; or undergoing a course of studies to a degree or diploma in Town and Regional Planning from a recognised University or higher centre of learning; or persons of equivalent academic standing. The Institute shall have the right to review membership as a Student after 10 years; and if person has not taken satisfactory steps to become a graduate member, his membership may be terminated.

Graduate Membership

A Graduate must be a person holding a degree or diploma which in the opinion of the Council is acceptable for eventual corporate membership or shall be a member of a foreign institute recognised by the Council.

After two years practical planning experience, Graduate planner may upgrade his/her membership to corporate for degree holders and technician for diploma holders.

Technician Membership

A Technician is be a person who is engaged in work of a technical planning nature and who –

(a) holds a recognised technical planning diploma or equivalent qualification which is recognised by Council;
(b) Shall have two years planning experience in Zimbabwe; to the satisfaction of Council.
(c) shall be resident in Zimbabwe at the time of application

Associate Membership

An Associate must have a recognised degree or equivalent qualification in allied discipline and shall have been actively involved in planning in Zimbabwe for a minimum of two years; and shall be resident in Zimbabwe at the time of the application.

Corporate Membership

A Corporate Member
(a) must have a planning degree or equivalent qualification which is recognised by the Institute as being in compliance with the aims and educational guidelines of the Institute.
(b)shall have two years’ planning experience in Zimbabwe to the satisfaction of the Council before whose membership committee he/she would have to appear.

(c)shall be an Associate or Technician with twenty years practical experience to the satisfaction of the Council before whom he/she would have to appear; and

(d)shall have successfully completed such examination and/or other requirement as the Council may deem appropriate.

Applicants for membership will be required to submit a statement of experience and attend an interview at which samples of their work should be presented.


Fellow Membership

A Fellow shall have served a minimum of ten years in Zimbabwe as a practising corporate member of ZIRUP and who shall have made as significant contribution to the planning profession.

Membership as a Fellow is obtained by application to the Council with a proposer (who must be a Fellow) and a seconder (who must be at lest a corporate member). The application shall be advertised to members of the Institute who shall have the opportunity to make representations to the Council on behalf of, or against the applicant.

On approving a member as a Fellow, the Council shall advise the membership.