Core Competencies

What are the Core Competencies?

The Core Competencies are standards for the planning profession which were identified to collectively capture the various dimensions that account for ‘competent’ performance. These competencies describe the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for practice by professional planners within two realms, Functional and Enabling Competencies.

What is the link between CPL and the Core Competencies?

APPI acknowledges that Regulated members will have different CPL needs depending on where they are in their career and what geographic region they practice in. The Core Competencies should be utilized as a guide for focusing your lifelong professional development in the areas where it is required.

When attending the events, workshops, courses; we encourage you to map your participation with conscious direction and alignment with the Core Competencies and your personal CPL needs.

Your participation in the CPL Program is of great importance to RPP’s, Candidate Members and APPI as an Institute. By meeting and exceeding the minimum Core Competencies through CPL it encourages accountability to the public, that we are upholding and positively representing the progression, and that we are committed to the advancement of the planning practice. 



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