Welcome to OAPA's AICP Certification Page OAPA Supports AICP Certification and Maintenance
The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is the American Planning Association’s professional institute, providing recognized leadership nationwide in the certification of professional planners, ethics, professional development, planning education, and the standards of planning practice.
The Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association provides resources and assistance to members considering taking the AICP Exam, including scholarships to partially cover fees and webinars designed to provide study tips for test takers. In recent years, the Emerging Planners Group has also hosted trivia nights for test takers to test their knowledge in a relaxed setting before the big day.
The Chapter is also active in providing Certification Maintenance (CM) opportunities for AICP members by presenting numerous events throughout the year and around the state. Visit the OAPA Events page or check out the Chapter Newsletter to see upcoming opportunities to earn CM credits.
Know Your AICP
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. Between November 2019 and May 2020, a total of 14 Oregon Chapter Members passed the exam. In addition, three members successfully passed the exam to qualify for AICP Candidate membership.
All AICP members must participate in mandatory continuing education to maintain their certification. AICP members must earn a total of 32 CM credit-hours (including specific credit requirements for both Planning Law and Planning Ethics training) within their two-year reporting period.
Students and New Graduates
Students and graduates of PAB accredited programs can now enroll in the AICP Candidate Pilot Program and take the AICP exam prior to earning the full number of years of professional planning experience. Click here to learn more!
For More Information
Contact Li Alligood, AICP LEED AP ND, Chapter Professional Development Officer, for more information on AICP certification and maintenance questions.