Professional Member (MAPE)


Becoming a Professional Member of the Association of Planning Engineers is globally recognised to confirm you are competent to carry out the tasks and responsibilities of a certified planning engineer within your sector pathway.

In the world, there are more than 650,000 planning professionals currently practising in the industries, including construction, business, finance, IT, architecture and town planning. The APE is the leading body to offer professional standards and competencies to develop your planning career with great professionalism and expertise. The most straightforward way to apply for this membership is by first becoming an Associate Member. However, if you do not hold the eligibility requirements for Associate Member, you can join as a Technical Member which will help you to progress as an Associate member, then a Professional member.

The APE promotes all Associate members to become full members when they display enough industry experience to complete their Professional Review. The are many routes to become a Professional Member of APE. The route of your membership depends on your qualifications and experience from the industry in which you are currently practising, for example, construction. Non-professional grade members of the APE, whether they are an Associate Member or a Technical Member, need to upgrade to become a Professional member without delay to make the most of their planning career.

The APE accepts applications every month for their panel meeting which will be on the first Wednesday of every month. You are required to submit a minimum of two weeks before the meeting in order to be considered for review that month. When becoming a Professional Member, you will enjoy all benefits that the Association offers that can be accessed throughout your membership. Furthermore, MAPE is a recognised title you can use next to your name to confirm you are a certified planning engineer, increase your employment opportunities and demonstrate your professional success. You will be able to network with like-minded professionals during your membership with APE and expand your career along the way.

Benefits of Professional Membership:


Who is Eligible?

In order to meet our eligibility requirements to apply for Professional Membership, you must:



Assessment of Competence

If you are aiming for full membership after practising as an Associate member or as a Technical Member you need to complete your Assessment of Competence (AoC).

Total Costs:

If you are aiming for Professional Membership, you will have to pay the applicant membership fee (from £45-£90) with the annual subscription (£90-£240) based on your region and the calendar month when you apply. You can find more information at the following link. If you currently hold an Associate membership, you won’t need to pay the annual subscription or applicant fee again.

A fee applies for the Professional Review part of the application. This will need to be paid directly to the APE if you are applying through us, or through the partner learning provider if you apply through them.

For more details of the Assessment of Competence, you can contact our partner learning providers to get more information or contact our membership team. You can also participate in any of our membership surgery events for more information.