Membership Classifications

The following information is an abstract from SIP Constitution & Byelaws 2015 that by located here.


Fellows

6. No person shall be eligible for election as a Fellow or for transfer to the class of
Fellow unless he has passed examinations recognized by the Council.


6.1 Every Fellow shall be more than thirty-five years of age and shall have had not less
than seven years professional town planning experience immediately prior to
election to this class of membership.


6.2 A person who intends to be elected as a Fellow or transferred to the Class of Fellow
should have undertaken responsible planning works that in the opinion of the
Council has made significant contributions to town planning, or whose election can
help elevate the standing of the Institute.


6.3 Every Fellow shall be eligible for election to the Council, for election or appointment
to all offices of the Institute, and shall be entitled to all its rights and privileges,
including voting at meetings.


6.4 No person shall be eligible for election as Fellow unless he has been nominated by 3
Officers of the Institute, of whom one shall be the President, and seventy-five per
cent of the members of the Council with voting rights has to agree.


Full Members


7. No persons shall be eligible as a Full Member who has not passed the examinations
recognized by the Council.


7.1 Every Full Member shall be more than 21 years of age and shall have acquired the
following practical experience.


7.2 For a candidate possessing formal recognized planning qualifications, at least two
years relevant practical experience in Town Planning; or


7.3 For a candidate who has undertaken a one-year post graduate study in Town
Planning and has also obtained a recognised degree in a related field of study such
as Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Estate Management, Land Valuation,
Economics, Sociology or in Urban Geography, four years relevant practical
experience in Town Planning with the provision that at least two of the four years’
experience is obtained after the post-graduate study.


7.4 Full Members shall be eligible for election to the Council, for election or
appointment to all Offices of the Institute, and shall be entitled to all its rights and
privileges, including voting at meetings.

Affiliates


9. A candidate for election into this class shall produce evidence to the satisfaction of
the Council:


9.1 That he is in possession of recognised planning qualifications and is undergoing the
requisite town planning experience leading towards election to the class of Full
Member of the Institute.


9.2 Or that he is a person qualified in a profession relevant to the practice of town
planning, or that he is committed to the advancement of planning in the best
interest of the community, provided that he has, at least 2 years of relevant working
experience and is at least 21 years of age.


10. Every Affiliate shall: -


10.1 Have the privilege of being present at and taking part at all meetings of the
Institute, but he shall have no right of voting except in sub-committees where he is
co-opted.


10.2 Not remain in this grade if he has become eligible for transfer to a higher class.


Students


11. A candidate for election into this class shall produce evidence to the satisfaction of
the Council:-


11.1 That he is at least 18 years of age.


11.2 That he is engaged in studies associated with town planning such as would qualify
him on completion for elevation to a higher class of membership.


11.3 A person shall not remain in this grade:


a) If he has become eligible for transfer into a higher class; or


b) For more than 10 years from the date of his election thereto.


11.4 Every Student member shall have the privilege of being present at and taking part at
all meetings of the Institute but he shall have no right of voting.

Overseas


12. This class is open to both new and existing Fellows, Full Members and Affiliates.


12.1 The member shall write in for approval and produce evidence to the satisfaction of
the Council.


12.2 That he is or will be residing overseas for a period of more than 12 months.


12.3 A member approved into this class of membership is only required to pay 50% of
the usual Annual Subscription rate.


12.4 Every Overseas member shall have the privilege of being present at and taking part
at all meetings of the Institute but shall have no right of voting.

Honorary Fellows


13. The Council can approve the admission of Honorary Fellows, persons who have
made exemplary contributions to planning, or whose election can help elevate the
standing of the Institute.


13.1 Honorary Fellows shall not be eligible for election to the Council, and shall have no
rights of voting.


13.2 No person shall be eligible for admission as an Honorary Fellow unless he has been
nominated by 3 Officers of the Institute, of whom one shall be the President, and
seventy-five per cent of the Voting SIP Council has to agree.