Functions & Administration
The Planners Registration Ordinance (Cap 418) was enacted in July 1991. The main objectives of the Ordinance are to establish a system for the registration of professional planners in Hong Kong and to provide for the disciplinary control of the professional activities of the registered planners. The Ordinance also protects the use of the title ” registered professional planner” and the initials “R.P.P.” The Planners Registration Board (the Board) was established in 1992 to carry out the functions as prescribed by the Ordinance.
The functions of the Board mainly include: –
- To set and review the qualification standards for registration as a R.P.P. and related registration matters;
- To process applications for registration and renewal of registration as R.P.P.s;
- To establish and maintain the Register of R.P.P.s;
- To advise the Government and the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) on registration matters; and
- To deal with disciplinary offences in accordance with the Ordinance.
The Board consists of 11 members which includes 10 members appointed by the Council of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners and 1 member appointed by the Chief Executive. The Board shall elect a Chairman, a Vice-chairman and a Treasurer each year. Notice of every appointment made shall be published in the Gazette.
The Board is supported by: –
which examines all applications for registration and renewal of registration and makes recommendations to the Board on these applications. The Committee also processes applications for the Qualifying Examination of the Board.
a special committee which will be set up when necessary to process and determine any complaint concerning a disciplinary offence of a R.P.P.
a special committee which will be set up when necessary to review the decision of the Inquiry Committee in respect of a disciplinary offence found to be committed by a R.P.P.
appointed by the Board to maintain the Register of R.P.P.s and to serve as secretary to the Board, the Registration Committee and any Inquiry Committee.