Are you organizing an event that should be eligible for AICP credits?
Thank you for your interest in organizing, hosting, and or sponsoring an AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) event.
Completion of this application will allow the Central Coast Section’s Professional Development Officer to determine if your event is eligible for CM credits and set up your event in the American Planning Association’s (APA) Online CM Entry Log.
All professional planners who are members of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) must engage in continuing education to maintain their certification. AICP members must earn a minimum of 32 Certification Maintenance credits every two years—include at least 1.5 CM credits each on the topics of ethics and current planning law.
AICP’s CM program strengthens planning practice and the integrity of the AICP credential by establishing professional development standards applicable to all AICP members. The CM program helps certified planners earn mandatory credits and keep up with trends, new technologies, and best practices by linking them to education and training opportunities.
All CM events must meet ALL of the following criteria:
1) How will the event offer a professionally relevant learning experience for a planner (e.g. for a planner with at least four years of experience after earning a two-year master’s degree)?
2) How does this event meet a specific-planning-related training objective?
3) What are the specific training objectives and how does your event meet them?
If you are organizing or hosting an upcoming event that merits AICP continueing education credits, submit the completed application and necesary materials to APA Central Coast’s Professional Development Officer by email. Professional Development Officer no less than 2 weeks in advance of the event, or 4 weeks in advance of the event if you would like APA Central Coast to consider sharing your event announcement with APA Central Coast members.
AICP CM Event Eligibility Application (PDF)