Membership Criteria

1 General
A candidate seeking a Membership of the institute at any category:
1.1 Shall be nominated for the membership of the respective category by two members in the manner prescribed by the institute. In case of corporate Membership, at least one of these Nominators shall be a fellow member and the other shall be Corporate Member, and in case of Fellow Membership both the Nominators shall be Fellow Members.
1.2 Shall have submitted all necessary documents as required by the institute.
1.3 Shall have paid due fees, upon the notice made by the Institute.
2 Qualifications required for membership of the institute
A candidate who is seeking for any of the categories of the Membership of the institute shall satisfy the Council of the institute with the following:
2.1 Fellow Member
2.1.1 Every candidate for the admission to the grade of fellow Member shall:
(a) Have been a Corporate Member of the institute of Town Planners, Sri Lanka for a continuous period of not less than seven years
and
(b) have been engaged for a period of not less than seven years in the practice in the field of Town & Country Planning in a middle management position or above and has made a contribution, acceptable to the council.
2.1.2 In considering a nomination for the Fellow Membership, the council shall:
(a) Award credits to experience in the teaching of the field of Town & Country Planning at a recognized academic institute, after gaining the corporate Membership of the institute.
(b) Award adequate credit to professional consultancy experience gained after Corporate Membership.
and
(c) Award adequate credit to research papers on topics related to Town and Country Planning carried out after Corporate Membership,
and
(d) Appoint a committee that shall consist of two past presidents to scrutinize the nomination and make recommendations to the council.
2.1.3 Council may at its discretion consider a Fellow of a recognized institute to Town Planners to confer Honorary Fellowship taking into account the contribution made by him to the furtherance of the field of Town & Country Planning in Sri Lanka. Such Honorary fellowship will not provide any right to practice Town Planning in Sri Lanka and hold office or voting in the Institute.
2.2 Corporate Member
2.2.1 Every candidate for admission to the grade of Corporate Member shall:
(a) Have passed the Part III of the Eligibility for Membership examination, annually conducted by the institute
and:
(b) Have obtained Associate Membership of the Institute by the date of the application for the Corporate Membership
and:
(c) have planning related work experience for three years in Sri Lanka after obtaining Associate Membership, and out of these three years minimum of one year shall be under the direct supervision of a chartered Town Planner, as defined in section 4.1
or
All three years of experience under the direct supervision of a charted Town Planner, as defined in section 4.1 and, out these three years minimum of one year shall be after the fulfillment of all qualifications required to be admitted to the Associate Membership of the institute as mentioned in section 2.3.1.
and:
(d) Submitted the duly completed Log Sheets of work experience as specified in (c) above, and assessed by a panel appointed for the same by the Council of the institute.
2.2.2 The Council will consider to exempt requirement (b) in section 2.2.1 above only under special circumstances, provided a candidate has fulfilled all other requirements.
2.3 Associate Member
2.3.1 Every candidate for admission to the grade of Associate Member shall:
(a) Have Passed the Part II of the Eligibility for Membership examination, conducted by the institute
or
(b) Hold a Postgraduate Degree of not less than two academic years duration in the field of Town & Country Planning as per the definition given in section 4.2 (a) and section 4.3 below from a University, accredited by the Institute,
(b) Hold a Postgraduate Degree of not less than two academic years duration in the field of Town & Country Planning as per the definition given in section 4.2 (a) and section 4.3 below from a University, accredited by the Institute,
or
(c) Hold a Postgraduate Degree or Postgraduate Diploma of not less than one academic year on the field of Town & Country Planning as per the definition given in section 4.2 (a) and section 4.3 below from a University accredited by the institute.
and
Minimum of one year experience in the field of Town & Country Planning after obtaining the qualification
Minimum of one year experience in the field of Town & Country Planning after obtaining the qualification
or
(d) Hold a Bachelors Degree of not less than four academic years in the field of Town & Country Planning as per the definition given in section 4.2 (a) and section 4.3 below from a University, accredited by the Institute,
or
(e) Hold a Postgraduate qualification in an allied discipline as per the definition given in section 4.2 (b) and section 4.3 below and possess not less than ten years experience in the field of Town & Country Planning of which not less than five years in a middle management position or above
and
Having passed Part II of the Eligibility for Membership examination of the institute.
2.3.2 All academic qualifications given in section (b), (c), (d) and (e) of 2.3.1 above shall be awarded by the programmes periodically accredited by the Board of Education of the Institute.
2.3.3 Every applicant for the grade of Member, possessing a qualification in Town & Country Planning from a foreign University as per the definition given in section 4.2 (a) and section 4.3 below, in addition to the academic requirements given above shall sit for an examination in “Planning Legislation and Procedure in Sri Lanka” conducted by the Institute and reach pass standard at such examination.
2.4 Student Member
2.4.1 Every candidate for admission to the grade of student Member shall:
(a) currently registered to follow a study programme leading to a qualification in the field of Town & Country Planning being conducted by an academic institution accredited by the Institute.
3 Continuation of the Membership of the Institute
3.1 Upon admission to any category of Membership the Member shall continue his/her membership annually by:
(a) Payment of Relevant Membership Fee, as prescribed by the Institute, before March 15 every year
and:
(b) Clearing all dues to the Institute as a Member, if there are any,
and:
(c) Clearing himself/ herself from all inquiries, related to the professional conduct of the Member, carried out by the Institute.
3.2 Any Member who has failed to continue the membership as given in 3.1 above shall apply to the Council do so by:
(a) Submitting a new application.
and
(b) Paying all arrears for the period since the last date of the valid membership.
4 Definitions
4.1 ‘Chartered Town Planner’ is a Corporate Member of the Institute of Town Planners Sri Lanka.
4.2
(a) A degree or Diploma in the field of Town &      Country Planning referred to   have mean a University Degree of Diploma of Higher Education Institute in any planning discipline related to Town & Country Planning, Urban Planning, Urban & Regional Planning, Urban Development, Housing Development, Physical Planning, Spatial Planning, Development Planning, Environmental Planning and Urban Design that fulfills the requirements give in section 4.3.
(b) A degree or Diploma in an “Allied Discipline” referred to have mean a University Degree or Diploma or a Diploma of Higher Education Institution in any discipline indirectly related to the field of Town & Country Planning that fulfills the requirement given in section 4.3
4.3 Any academic programme recognized for the above purpose shall consist of:
(a) National, Regional and Local Planning Projects and Planning Related Research Projects as the core modules, and carry minimum of 20% of the total weight of the course and
(b) Also, include Planning Legislation, Planning Methods and Policies, Regional Planning, Local Planning, Community Planning, Infrastructure Planning, Urban Management, Environment Planning, Planning History, Planning Theory and Planning Techniques in the core composition of the other modules which carry minimum 30% of the total weight of the course.
4.4 The ‘Institute’ is the ‘Institute of Town Planners Sri Lanka’