Welcome to the Alberta Professional Planners Institute

We are the face of the planning profession within Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. We serve the public interest by providing regulation, advocacy, promotion and services for our members.

APPI's Values

  • We value ethical practice.

  • We value diversity.

  • We value resilient communities and wellbeing of their residents.

  • We value the public interest and believe in public participation in planning.

  • We value a fair and democratic process.

  • We value environmental integrity and social and economic sustainability for the wellbeing of future generations.

  • We value continuous learning of members for the benefit of communities and the profession.


APPI Reaches Milestone of 1000 Members

APPI now has 1000+ members!  As a self-regulated profession committed to the public interest, APPI’s thriving and growing membership raises the profile of planning and benefits APPI members and the communities in which we all work and live.


APPI – “A community of excellence supporting excellent communities.”

What's New!

Seeking Volunteers to review Professional Standards Board PLAR Applications

The Professional Standards Board relies on the support of volunteers to achieve its mandate and effectively administer our certification and accreditation services. Due to increased interest in certification, we are seeking volunteers to assist in the evaluation of applications through the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) route. PLAR applicants do not have a degree from an accredited planning program, but have at minimum an undergraduate degree and five years of experience in responsible planning.

 If you are interested in volunteering in this role, please contact Nzinga Brown, Certification Manager, at [email protected]. Please review our Help the Profession document (attached) for more details about this and other PSB volunteer opportunities. Your commitment to advancing the profession is greatly appreciated. We look forward to hearing from you!

Click here for details.