AICP Exam Prep and Workshops

To become a certified planner, entitled to use the AICP designation, American Planning Association (APA) members must meet certain education and experience requirements and pass a written examination. The AICP Certification Exam is given twice each year, in May and November. The first step is to complete and submit an application and the exam fee by a specified deadline (typically 5 to 6 months in advance of the testing window). Once your application is accepted, you may register to take the exam. Information about the AICP process can be found at


Registration fee: Free of charge

The AICP Part I Workshop will provide an overview of what to expect when preparing for the AICP exam. This 4-hour workshop will focus on helpful tips on how to study and test preparation strategies. The major topic areas of the exam will be outlined, and sample test questions will be presented.

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at UT-Arlington, CAPPA Building Auditorium, Room 204

Presenters: Jenny Crosby, AICP; and Richard Luedke, AICP

Saturday, February 4, 2023, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Houston, Texas Southern University, School of Public Affairs Building (SOPA), Room 411

Presenters: Dr. Sheri Smith, AICP; Kim Mickelson, AICP; Shad Comeaux, AICP; and Richard Luedke, AICP

Friday, February 10, 2023, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. City of San Antonio Cliff Morton Development and Business Services Center 2nd Floor Training Room, 1901 South Alamo Street (NW corner South Alamo Street and South Flores Street) San Antonio, TX 78204

Presenters: Brandon Melland, AICP; Christopher Looney, AICP; and Richard Luedke, AICP

Saturday, February 18, 2023, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Freese & Nichols, Inc. Offices, 10431 Morado Circle #300, Austin, Texas 78759

Presenters: Robert McHaney, AICP; CTP; Chance Sparks, AICP; and Richard Luedke, AICP

To register for any of the Part I workshops, please send your name, email address, phone number, and workshop location to:

Richard Luedke, AICP

Texas Chapter Professional Development Officer

(817) 938-4409


The AICP Exam Part II Workshop is conducted by Dr. Jennifer Cowley, FAICP, the nation's leading AICP exam preparation instructor, and Richard Luedke, AICP, Texas Chapter Professional Development Officer (PDO). During this 6-hour workshop, Dr. Cowley and Mr. Luedke will take you on a deep dive on how to approach the questions on the AICP exam and will guide you through the thought process needed to select the correct answers.

Saturday, February 25, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 UT Arlington; CAPPA Building Auditorium Room 204

Registration Fee: $60 (includes lunch)

To register, please use the following link:

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