Any Chartered Member, Legal Member, Legal Associate or Associate can transfer to Retired membership and pay a reduced subscription. You are eligible for Retired membership if you are no longer practising planning or making an income from planning.
David Barraclough FRTPI(Rtd)
Retired members of the RTPI are exempt from the requirement to maintain their Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This means you should no longer practice planning or provide professional planning advice even in the capacity of a volunteer. Retired members can give their personal opinion or comment on a local matter in a personal capacity, for example as a parish councillor or member of a trust or charity. Click here to find out more about the type of advice you can give as a Retired member.
"Since retiring, I have found being a member of my Regional Managment Board particularly rewarding." David Barraclough
If you decide you wish to work again at some point in the future, then you can revert to your previous membership level by completing the Application to revert to membership.
Retired Members must always use (Rtd) next to their post-nominals once they retire. For example, retired Chartered Town Planners would use MRTPI (Rtd).
There is no fee to transfer to Retired membership, however, members must complete an application form.
Members will receive a pro-rata refund on their subscription if they have already paid for the year in which they retire.