Types of Memberships

  • Honorary Member – this designation shall be conferred from time to time by
    the Society on persons, who, in the opinion of the Society, have made an
    outstanding contribution to planning. The award of Honourary member shall
    be proposed by a Professional Member of the Society and after approval by
    the Executive is taken to an Annual General meeting for ratification. These
    members shall be entitled to use the designation of Hon. M.TTSP

 

  • Professional Member – membership in this class will be limited to persons
    resident in Trinidad and Tobago who are qualified by academic training and
    experience to practice as Professional Planners in Trinidad and Tobago. A
    Professional Member must have graduated from a recognised Planning
    programme. If the qualification is a BSc, the applicant must have a minimum
    of three years relevant spatial planning experience, or if the qualification is an
    MSc, the applicant must have a minimum of two years relevant spatial
    planning experience. These members shall be entitled to use the designation
    M.TTSP.

 

  • Graduate Member – A Graduate Member must have graduated from a
    recognised planning programme, employed in the field of relevant spatial
    planning and be working towards Professional Membership. The Applicant
    shall name a Professional Member of no less than five years standing to be a
    Mentor and Recommender to the Applicant. The Membership Committee
    then appoints either the person named or any other Professional Member of
    no less than five years who is willing to be a mentor. The Mentor is expected
    to liaise with the Graduate Member on a regular basis but not less than once
    per quarter and advise/assist with any planning issue in which the Graduate
    Member may need an opinion. The Mentor is expected to form an opinion of
    the progress and competence of the Graduate Member, with a view to being
    able to make a recommendation for Professional Membership when
    applicable.

 

  • Student Member – A person who is currently engaged in a recognised degree
    programme can apply to the TTSP for membership as a student member.

 

  • Affiliate Member – An Affiliate Member shall be a person who does not possess a recognised Planning qualification but is collaborating with Professional Planners in the advancement of professional knowledge and practice in the built development field. The applicant should be a professional/full member in the association of their discipline, if there is such an association.

 

  • Overseas Member- A person who resides and works in the English-speaking Caribbean region and does not have a professional association in their country of origin and practice; and, has suitable graduate level qualifications, can apply for Overseas Membership.