The members of the Institute shall consist of six classes. Membership of the Institute shall be open to both sexes and shall not be restricted by reasons of citizenship, nationality, race or religion.
The Council can approve the admission of Honorary Fellow, persons who have made exemplary contributions to planning, or whose election can help elevate the standing of the Institute. He or she will be 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.
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. 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. He or she shall be 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.
For planners with sufficient professional planning work experience and a recognized degree in urban and regional planning.
For planners and allied professionals with degrees in architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, real estate, geography, economics, sociology etc who are involved in multidisciplinary urban planning project work or who are interested in urban and regional planning and development.
This class is open to both new and existing Fellows, Full Members and Affiliates. The member shall write in for approval and produce evidence to the satisfaction of the Council that he is or will be residing overseas for a period of more than 12 months. A member approved into this class of membership is only required to pay 50% of the usual Annual Subscription rate.
Students currently enrolled in urban and regional planning or related courses are welcome to join the Institute as Student Members
The designation of members by distinguishing initials shall be as follows:
- Every Fellow shall be entitled to use after his name the initials F.S.I.P. (i.e. - Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Planners).
- Every Full Member shall be entitled to use after his name the initials M.S.I.P. (i.e. Full Member of the Singapore Institute of Planners).
- Every Affiliate shall be entitled to use after his name the initials A.S.I.P. (i.e. Affiliate of the Singapore Institute of Planners).