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 https://www.planning.org/certification/.


2021 AICP Prep Workshops

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Give the AICP exam a one-two punch by viewing the recordings from the following two recent virtual workshops:

Four-Hour Virtual AICP Exam Workshop Recording $20.00 

This workshop, which was held on Saturday, February 27, 2021, provided an overview of what to expect when taking the AICP certification exam.  We covered helpful study tips and test-taking strategies for the exam, reviewed major topic areas covered, and identified important study aids and resources.  Workshop instructors consisted of Professional Development Officers from the New Mexico, Louisiana, and Texas Chapters

 

To purchase the workshop recording, please use the link below:

Link to Purchase Four-Hour Virtual AICP Exam Workshop Recording

Once the recording purchase is complete, a link to the recording and the workshop presentation will be emailed to the purchaser.

 

Six-Hour Virtual AICP EXAM WORKSHOP Recording $30.00

This workshop, which was held on Saturday, March 6, 2021, features the nation's leading AICP Exam Preparation Instructor, Dr. Jennifer Cowley, FAICP, who provided a deep dive on how to approach questions on the exam and guided participants through the thought process to identify the best answer.

To purchase the workshop recording, please use the link below: 

Link to Purchase Six-Hour Virtual AICP Exam Workshop Recording

Once the recording purchase is complete, a link to the recording and the workshop presentation will be emailed to the purchaser.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Richard Luedke, AICP

Texas Chapter Professional Development Officer

rluedke@cityoflewisville.com

(817) 938-4409



Helpful Articles


Texas APA - AICP Study Materials

Other materials not specifically endorsed by the Chapter or APA:


CPC Study Manual

A good place to start is the APA's Chapter Presidents Council's CPC Study Manual. The purpose of this self-study manual is to help review basic planning concepts and to practice skills that are necessary for taking a multiple-choice test. To order your copy, please send a request with a $20.00 check payable to APA Texas. Send to Mike McAnelly, Texas APA Executive Administrator, 9629 Fallbrook Drive, Dallas, Texas 75243.


Florida APA - Treasure Coast Section AICP Resources

The Treasure Coast Section of the APA Florida Chapter has prepared an AICP Exam Study Links page with information about the exam.  The page includes exam study links from other APA Chapters.