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Chartered town planner (MRTPI) (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

    Town planner / Town and Country Planner
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Chartered town planner (MRTPI)
    United Kingdom
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:
    Royal Charter
    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Protected title (without reserves of activities)


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    The RTPI is the only body in the UK responsible for the professional certification of planners. We lead the way in promoting planning, developing and shaping policy and setting standards for education and professional development. We are the largest professional body for town planners in Europe, with approximately 23,000 members.
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