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Passing the AICP Exam: Who Wants to be a Certified Planner?
November 17, 2018 to October 1, 2019

Considering taking the AICP exam? The video recording of the 2018 Chapter conference session “Passing the AICP Exam: Who Wants to be a Certified Planner?” is available to the public for free at https://youtu.be/imbVmVWzMlw.

AICP Exam Prep Workshop
October 16, 2018 to October 25, 2018

AICP Exam Prep Workshop

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 5:30PM

Oxnard, California

Email Lilly Rudolph at lrudolph@rinconconsultants.com to RSVP and for location information.

AICP Exam Prep Workshop
July 22, 2018

Planning on taking the AICP exam in Novemer? Consider joining this study session for additional assistance in preparing. Meeting will include:

  • Preparing for the November 2018 AICP exam,
  • Meeting study partners,
  • Receiving free study materials and tips to help you pass the exam

Scheduled for August 4, 2018 in Ventura at Tatiana's Coffee and Tea (2470 E. Main Street, Ventura) at 9:30 am on Saturday, Aug. 4. Please email Lilly Rudolph at lrudolph@rinconconsultants.com for more information and to sign up.

July 4, 2018 to September 30, 2018

Congratulations to New AICP Members!

In May, Tanner Sheldon and John Novi passed the AICP exam. Tanner is the Central Coast Section’s first AICP Candidate Pilot Program member. Congratulations to both of you on this accomplishment!

For more information about preparation for the November exam, check out exam information at https://www.planning.org/aicp/ and contact the Central Coast Section Professional Development Director at lrudolph@rinconconsultants.com.

AICP Exam Preparation Workshop in Santa Maria on March 24
February 25, 2018 to March 25, 2018

AICP Exam Preparation Workshop in Santa Maria

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • 10 AM to 12 PM
  • At the offices of Urban Planning Concepts (2624 Airpark Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93455)
  • Please RSVP to Lilly Rudolph at lrudolph@rinconconsultants.com no later than March 16. 

Join your fellow planners at an informal workshop to learn tips on preparing to take the AICP exam. You will learn about the application process, receive helpful resources, and meet others in the area who are also preparing for the exam. This workshop is geared towards those planning on taking the exam in November 2018 or later, but all are welcome. Refreshments will be provided by the Central Coast Section.

AICP Candidate Pilot Program Launched
January 1, 2018

Are you ready to take the AICP exam, but don’t have the requisite professional planning experience? You can now enroll in the AICP candidate pilot program at https://www.planning.org/aicp/candidate/!

For complete details, including enrolling in the program, signing up for a mentor, and registering for and taking the AICP Certification Exam, download the AICP Candidate Pilot Program Guide at https://www.planning.org/media/document/9137038/.

AICP Exam Reduced Exam Fee Scholarships
January 1, 2018 to January 28, 2018

National APA recognizes that a $495 application fee may be an obstacle to some members who wish to apply to take the exam. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2018 for the May 2018 exam window or visit the California Chapter website to learn more. 

Climate Change Webinar with Heal SLO in July and August
July 30, 2017 to August 10, 2017

Join public health leaders from California and across the nation for this dynamic series on communicating the powerful connection between climate change and human health. You will hear from internationally recognized experts and innovative on-the-ground leaders in this series of four webinars. Each will feature real-life examples and practical recommendations for increasing the impact of climate and health communications.

  •  July 19, 2017: TELLING THE CLIMATE CHANGE STORY, 10:00-11:30 a.m. PST
  • July 26, 2017: CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING TOOLS, 10:00-11:30 a.m. PST

Details and registration at healslo.com/webinar

PDF icon Communicating Climate Change as a Public Health Issue.pdf
AICP Exam Information
July 30, 2017

The next AICP Exam information, including the application deadline, early bird notification deadline, registration deadline, and testing window available online at planning.org/certification.

AICP Exam Reduced Fee Scholarships
June 26, 2017 to August 18, 2017

The California Chapter is once again offering reduced fee scholarships for the AICP exam. Applications are due to Lilly Rudolf by Friday August 18th.  See attached PDF for details.

PDF icon 2017NovAICP Scholarship Application.pdf


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