AICP Certification


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.

2019 AICP Exam Prep Q&A