Continuous Professional Learning

Attention: Deadline for Reporting 2020 CPL December 31, 2020

For the 2020 CPL reporting year, the reporting deadline is the calendar year end of December 31, 2020. To remain a member in good standing, APPI Regulated Members - Registered Members (RPP) and Candidate Members, the minimum 18 LU's for 2020 must be completed and reported on or before December 31, 2020 VIA the CIP website

For the 2019 CPL reporting year, those who have not yet completed their reporting are now members not in good standing. To view your activity record and finish recording for 2019, please do so  VIA the CIP website


APPI no longer emails CPL compliant letters as that information is always available in the CPL Activity page via the CIP website.

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Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) covers the specific activities that members of a professional body actively engage in to further their knowledge, understanding, skills and abilities, relevant to the contemporary theory, methods, and practice of that profession. As professional planners, we live and practice our profession in a knowledge economy that rewards innovation and generates rapid change. Our employers, clients and public have a growing need and expectation that Planners remain current, participate in that innovation and provide positive direction to direct that change.


APPI Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) – The purpose of professional learning activity is to actively engage members in furthering their knowledge, understanding, skills and abilities, relevant to the theory, methods, and practice of planning.   The Alberta Professional Planner Regulation Code of Professional Conduct states that members “must continually seek further knowledge in the theory and practice of planning and all other matters that enhance the reputation of the profession and the regulated member" and "must maintain currency in the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out the practice of planning."


It is the responsibility of each regulated member of APPI to ensure that the terms under which their membership is granted annually are in compliance with the Bylaws and the Professional Planner Regulation. As a self regulating professional Institute and in the interest of the public, APPI has an obligation to ensure that all regulated APPI members fulfill their professional responsibilities.

APPI regulated members are required to log their Learning Units by logging into the CIP web site This is a self-reporting system, however, the recommended criteria is that members obtain nine formal and nine self-directed CPL units annually. Once in your member profile, click on the ‘CPL Reporting’ button and follow the instructions. Every effort is made to ensure APPI events have been inputted into the system for your convenience. You may also view your yearly summary.