AICP Certification Overview
The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is the American Planning Association's professional institute, with responsibilities for accreditation, compliance, certification, ethics, and continuing education.
- To become a certified planner and use the AICP designation, one must be a current member of the American Planning Association, pass an examination, submit an application meeting certain education and experience requirements along with submitting an assessment, and pay the initial ACIP dues.
- Once you are AICP, members must earn a total of 32 credits each two-year reporting period under AICP's Certification Maintenance (CM) program.
- Please review the Chapter CM Sponsorship Policy before contacting the Chapter about sponsoring any activity or event where Certification Maintenance would be requested by the Chapter.