The Transport Planning Professional (TPP) qualification has been designed to provide professional recognition for transport planners in the same way that Chartered Engineer recognises the highest level of engineering competence. It is awarded by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) and the Transport Planning Society (TPS).

Once you have successfully completed the Transport Planning Professional (TPP) assessment you can apply for Chartered status with the CIHT. Find out more here.

For any queries, please contact education@ciht.org.uk

Why you should become TPP qualified

  • Provides recognition as a professional
  • Assists with career progression
  • Provides evidence of knowledge and technical competency
  • Demonstrates commitment to professional development

Benefits to employers

  • Assists in recruitment and retention of employees
  • Demonstrates commitment to staff development
  • Increases the number of professionally qualified personnel
  • Helps companies when they’re bidding for work and clients when they go out to tender

What you need to become Transport Planning Professional (TPP) qualified

  • Be a member of CIHT or TPS.
  • Provide evidence that you have achieved an appropriate level of learning, either through the attainment of formal qualifications and/or structured vocational training or through submission of a report which demonstrates achievement of the learning outcomes to the satisfaction of CIHT and TPS.
  • Demonstrate competence across a broad range of transport planning procedures and managerial techniques.
  • Have practical experience in transport planning and have been engaged in a variety of transport planning projects to demonstrate the breadth and depth of competence required for the TPP qualification.
  • Be able to show that you have undertaken a minimum of 25 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) a year for at least two years prior to making your TPP application.

You are likely to need at least five years’ experience in transport planning and to have been engaged on a variety of transport planning projects to demonstrate the breadth and depth of competence required to gain the qualification.

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How to apply for the Transport Planning Professional (TPP) qualification

There are several routes to gaining the qualification depending on the candidate’s academic qualifications and level of experience in the profession to-date.

Standard

Hold a UK Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Hold an approved UK Transport Master's degree.

If you are eligible for the Standard Route, you will be able to proceed directly to Professional Review which consists of the submission of a Portfolio of Evidence and attendance at a Professional Review interview.

Note: If you have also completed an approved TPS Professional Development Scheme, you will be eligible for the Standard Route.

Senior

Have extensive experience as a senior project manager/director across a range of transport planning skills and have made a substantial contribution to the transport planning profession over your career to date.

Guidance Notes including Application Form

Section 1 - General Guidance

Section 5 - Senior Route (incl. Application Form)

Appendix 1 - Competence Requirements

Technical

Do not hold a UK Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

The purpose of a Technical Report is to demonstrate that you have the required underpinning knowledge of transport planning processes to proceed to Professional Review.

Guidance Notes including Application Form

Section 1 - General Guidance

Section 4 - Technical Report (Incl. Application Form)

Appendix 2 - Knowledge Requirements


Progression

Once you have successfully completed the Transport Planning Professional (TPP) assessment you can apply for Chartered status with the CIHT. Find out more here.


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