About the Program

The program is fully accredited with the Canadian Institute of Planners Professional Standards Board. All students will be registered as "student members" with the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC) and the Canadian Institute of Planners, with costs covered by PIBC. As with all planning schools in Canada, students can pursue full membership following graduation from their accredited program.

Additionally, students are encouraged to investigate other accreditations from external agencies, depending on their interests and areas of specialisation as a professional planner. These certifications could include:

  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Facilitator Accreditation
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
  • Site Planning
  • Toastmasters
  • Riparian Area Regulations
  • Stormwater Management Assessment