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RTPI Learn

Increasing your knowledge the online way

What is RTPI Learn?

RTPI Learn is the RTPI's virtual learning site, developed to support planners increase their knowledge of planning, online.

Rtpilearn - Best For WebRTPI Learn offers four learning modules (all free) of around 15 hours' worth of learning per module.  The modules are a mixture of text, web links, video clips, diagrams etc as well as interactive quizzes with instant feedback.  RTPI Learn modules can be added your list of CPD activity and used for CPD monitoring purposes

Access RTPI Learn here.

What are the modules?

The four available modules are:

  • Viability: Understanding Development Economics
  • Planning for Climate Change
  • Public Engagement in Planning
  • Infrastructure Delivery Planning

RTPI Learn also hosts other useful, interesting planning-related material, including information in the Career Development section, and Active Member Guides in the Other Information section.  If you belong to an RTPI Committee, then you can be given access to agendas and papers relating to that committee.

How do I register?

To register, simply go to RTPI Learn.

You will then need access the "Create new account" area in order to complete the short registration form, online. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email.  You will then be ready to access RTPI Learn.

If you would like more information about RTPI Learn, or have suggestions for new topics,then please email the RTPI Learn Team.


What some users say....


"RTPI Learn appealed because it is free to use and easy to access. You can log on when you want, dip in and out as you want and you can learn in your own time at your own pace. It also produces a good, checkable record of CPD."

Keith Naylor, RTPI Member


"I've found RTPI Learn really useful. After nearly 40 years in the industry, it's not often I come across something completely new but the viability module was one. It offered a great explanation of what a developer is looking for. It explained the different approaches to development and the financial differences between large and small developers."

Lee Prebble, Planning Consultant


"You can do the modules in your own time, at your own pace, free of charge, and gain valuable CPD hours. It's a brilliant tool to use, especially if you're a contractor working away from home."

Neale Hall, Planning Consultant

Get the most out of your membership

RTPI members have access to a range of benefits, resources and support.

Find out more
Licentiate Assessment of Professional Competence

The L-APC is the main route to becoming a Chartered Town Planner

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Career support

The RTPI offers advice and guidance on a wide range of issues, including CVs, interviews and consultancy

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