Professional Planners must demonstrate their competency in a number of different areas. To obtain your license with LPPANS, applicants will display their competency through their work as a Candidate, followed by the successful completion of professional and ethical examinations. The exam is based on the competencies developed and approved by all provincial licensing and registration bodies across Canada in 2011, and can be found in the competency task force report.
Full members with LPPANS must continue to demonstrate and improve their competency through Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) through their career.
There is currently a national effort underway, in which LPPANS is a partner, to update the competencies. It is expected that the new competency structure will be released and adopted by LPPANS in 2023.