Become a member

Be part of the network of professionals in Aotearoa New Zealand, dedicated to the knowledge and application of natural resource management. If you are interested in the practical application of knowledge in land, water, air, biodiversity, catchment management, environmental and economic impacts in rural landscapes and farm environment plans, then you are one of us.

Free membership until 2025*

Become an NZARM member free until April 2025 by completing our Capability Assessment Tool, designed to aid your development at any stage of your career. Taking the assessment will make you visible in a searchable register of resource management professionals nationwide.

How it works:

  • Click the link below to fill out your details and complete your capability profile using the Capability Assessment Tool (CAT)
  • Answer a series of questions on your capability (this will take around 20 mins)
  • You can then access your own capability profile page and make the most of free NZARM services until April 2025
  • The NZARM executive will evaluate your membership and either approve or request further information from you via email.

* Regular fees apply if you don't wish to take the assessment
* If you haven't completed the CAT by the invoicing period (End of March every year) you will be invoiced as per your membership type below.

See the terms and conditions here.

Benefits of joining NZARM

Using NZARM’s capability assessment tool (CAT) enables members to see how they are tracking in their capability development and provides connection to upskilling opportunities.

We offer formal and informal learning opportunities to help you grow your skills, credentials, and career. Opportunities include freshwater management training, and knowledge sharing through peers and mentors.

Membership makes you a part of our online directory of capability, so that councils, resource managers, consultants, catchment groups and farmers can connect with you.

Network with others involved in natural resource management through our national annual conference, regional workshops, and combined events with related associations and societies.

Keep up to date with the latest resource management news and information through Broadsheet magazine, published quarterly.

Receive support on matters affecting your professional interest. Access various study grants such as the McCaskill Award.

NZARM can link up members with one of our trained Mentors through our mentoring programme. Find out more about the programme here.

Membership types

We offer the three membership types below.

Ordinary Members$100*
Student Members$40
Retired Members$20
Honorary Members$0

* Discounted price of $70 + GST applies if paid within 2 months of joining OR if paid between 1st April & 30th June, for subsequent annual subscription renewals.

Although the full membership fee applies irrespective of joining date throughout the year, any new members joining between 1st January & 31st March in any year who pay $70 within 2 months of being accepted, will have that payment credited as their annual membership fee for the next year.

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Capability Assessment Tool

Build your capability profile or undertake a pre assessment for FW-FP certifiers.


Learn more about NZARM and the network of resource management professionals in Aotearoa New Zealand.