AICP Certification Maintenance Information

AICP's Certification Maintenance (CM) program helps planners gain the knowledge the skills they need to remain current in the practice of planning. In addition to CM credits available through the American Planning Association (APA) National Conference and on-demand webinars, the North Carolina Chapter hosts or sponsors local events throughout the year that provide CM credits for planners with AICP designation. 

CM-Eligible Events in North Carolina

  • APA's National Planning Conference is a great place to fulfill your CM credits each year. 
  • Start your search for CM events through the APA CM Event Search. Events include in-person, webinars, and on demand sessions. Includes both free and registration fee-based events. 
  • APA periodically posts a limited number of free, on-demand CM events online that may be added to you CM log. 
  • APA recently launched APA Learn as online resource for CM credits through recorded sessions and webinars and interactive courses. Cost $20 per credit hour for APA members. 
  • The Ohio State Chapter's Planning Webcast Series organizes free, live webcasts from APA chapters and divisions throughout the year. 

Chapter Sponsorship of CM Credits

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. Contact the Chapter's Professional Development Officer, Ben Howell, to ask about approving your event for CM credits.