Applying to be a Public Subscriber

Becoming a Public Subscriber with the Planning Institute of British Columbia is an excellent opportunity for individuals with a general interest in planning who are not directly involved in planning and not eligible for any other category of membership to get connected with the profession and the Institute, and to receive some of the Institute's services.

This includes students enrolled in any university programs which are not formally accredited by the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) & Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC). Individuals directly involved in planning are not eligible to become Public Subscribers, and should seek another appropriate membership category.

The Public Subscription does not include equivalent joint membership with the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP). Individuals interested in similar non-corporate membership with CIP should mark their interest on the application form or contact our office for more information.

The following application form should be used by applicants who wish to become a Public Subscriber with PIBC:

Application for Public Subscriber[PDF]