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If you are an accountant, an architect, a lawyer or a surveyor, you are expected to have a professional qualification in addition to a degree. That qualification demonstrates that you are recognised as having the competence, based on both knowledge and experience, to work as an architect a lawyer or a surveyor, and that you are committed to complying with the standards and ethics of that profession.
The same applies to transport planners, for most of whom the key professional qualification is the Transport Planning Professional, TPP, awarded jointly by the Society and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, CIHT.
But for those transport planners with an engineering degree, Chartered Engineer (CEng) might be an appropriate professional qualification, and for those with an accredited degree in town planning membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute, MRTPI is likely to be appropriate. Others might choose to become a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, CMILT.
While none of these qualifications is mutually exclusive - many transport planners have two or more of them - the Transport Planning Professional, TPP. Is the only professional qualification that identifies someone as a professional transport planner.
To be awarded the TPP you need to demonstrate that you have the knowledge that underlies your skill as a professional transport planner and a good depth and breadth of expertise based on experience, as well as the ability to work with and manage others, and to manage and present your work.
Click below to see why some of those with a TPP think it is important.
Most of those seeking the TPP follow a route that culminates in a Professional Review Interview, but there s also a Senior Route for those with considerable experience in both transport planning and management.
All candidates must be a member of either the Society, or CIHT,
Members of the TPS, who are not also members of CIHT and are awarded the TPP qualification, are required to become Designated Members of the Society. As with all those awarded the TPP qualification, they are required to maintain at least 25 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) a year and to comply with the Society’s Code of Professional Conduct. The Society has a CPD guidance document, and a Code of Professional Conduct.
For those following the Professional Review Route, there are three key stages to satisfying the requirements.
The first stage is learning - obtaining the technical knowledge that underpins a professional career. This can be achieved by one of four paths
The second stage is obtaining the breadth and depth of experience required to work as a professional transport planner and to be able to supervise other transport planners.
The third stage is demonstrating your professional competence across a broad range of modes and contexts through a TPP Portfolio of Evidence and a Professional Review interview with two trained reviewers who are senior members of the profession.
The Senior Route is for those transport planners who:
These candidates have to demonstrate the depth and breadth of their experience through a detailed CV and by completing a standard portfolio in which they relate their experience to the TPP competence requirements.
For further documents defining the TPP routes and requirements, please click here and go to TPP Guidance Notes where you will find the complete set.
For answers to some frequently asked questions about the TPP qualification and the TPS Professional Development Scheme please click here.
A leaflet providing an overview of both the TPP qualification and the TPS PDS can be downloaded by clicking here.
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