Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

As stated in Section 8, Act 538 (Town Planners Act 1995), the functions of the Board shall be –

(a) to keep and maintain the Register;

(b) to approve or refuse applications for registration under this Act;

(c) to prescribe the scale of fees to be charged by registered Town Planners for professional advice given and service rendered by it;

(d) to determine ethics of the profession;

(e) to regulate conduct of the profession;

(f) to hear and determine itself or appoint a committee or an arbitrator to hear and determine disputes relating to—
(i) professional conduct; and
(ii) professional ethics,
of registered Town Planners and registered Graduate Town Planners;

(g) to represent the profession in any matter in which it may be necessary or expedient;
(h) to examine, report and make recommendations upon current legislation and any other matter affecting the profession to—
(i) the government;
(ii) a public authority; or
(iii) an institute, a body or a society for the time being representing the profession;

(i) to appoint a panel, if so required, to conduct examinations for admission to the profession consisting of—
(i) a member of the Board; and
(ii) Town Planners as the Board may determine;

(j) to appoint a person to represent it on a body or panel of examiners which may be appointed by an institute, a body or a society for the time being representing the profession;

(k) to make recommendations to the relevant authority in relation to any examinations for qualification for admission to the profession;

(l) to appoint members of the Board to sit on a board, committee or body formed for any purpose affecting the profession;

and

(m) to appoint members of the Board to sit on the board of another professional body as may be necessary.

Someone who is a Graduate Member of the Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP) and has the necessary requirements can fill in Form 2 (in the website) and hand in to the Secretariat of the Board before it is being process and presented in the nearest Board’s Meeting (once in every 4 months in a year) for approval from the Board’s members. Once the application is approved, the Secretariat will issue an approval notification letter to the applicant and the registration fees and membership needed to be paid by the applicant within the 3 months duration after the approval is granted. After this duration, it will be automatically void.
Someone who is a Graduate Member of the Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP), has the necessary required industrial training practice and also become a Corporate Member of the Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP) can fill in Form 1(in the website) and hand in to the Secretariat of the Board before it is being process and presented in the nearest Board’s Meeting (once in every 4 months in a year) for approval from the Board’s members. Please kindly be informed that the one need to have at least one year duration of its Corporate Membership from the MIP to ensure it is not objected in the Board’s Meeting. Once the application is approved, the Secretariat will issue an approval notification letter to the applicant and the registration fees and membership needed to be paid by the applicant within the 3 months duration after the approval is granted. After this duration, it will be automatically void.
A Registered Town Planner (A) can fill in the stamp application form in the website and submit the form directly to the Secretariat of the Board via fax/email/mail. Payment needed to be done via online banking/cash/cheque and after that, the secretariat will carry out the stamp order to the supplier. It will take approximately one week for it to be done and once the stamp is ready, the Secretariat will call the applicant whether to collect the stamp or to mail it.

 

Reference :

  1. Act 538, Town Planners Act 1995
  2. Town Planners Registration Rules 1998, Town Planners Act 1995