AICP Certified Transportation Planner

Advanced Specialty Certification in Transportation Planning recognizes an individual's in-depth knowledge, experience, and leadership skills in transportation planning.

May 2014 Test

The AICP CTP exam is the product of an intensive exam development process led by Prometric, APA's longtime testing partner and a leader in the testing industry. Aided by transportation planning experts, APA developed — and recently refreshed — an exam that accurately evaluates proficiency in the field. The new AICP CTP exam to be offered for the first time in May 2014 replaces the one first administered in 2011. It is the most up-to-date measure of advanced expertise in the field of transportation planning.

The application window for May 2014 is closed.

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Important Dates
December 3, 2013 Application Window Opens
February 27, 2014
11:59 p.m. CST
Application Deadline
May 12-27, 2014 Testing Window

Please note: Candidates will not receive their scores immediately after the exam. Please expect a delay of 7-8 weeks after the exam window closes to receive the official score reports. This is to allow for analysis and scoring of the new exam. Thank you.

Eligibility Requirements

Before applying to take the examination, applicants must:

  1. Be a member of AICP in good standing.
  2. Have completed a total of eight years of experience in transportation planning at the time of application submission. 

AICP CTP recognition is awarded to certified professional planners who have achieved an exceptional level of expertise in the art and science of advanced transportation planning, including: analysis of complex transportation planning problems; creation of feasible solutions; coordination across constituencies and disciplines; and recommendations that efficiently integrate transport systems into the full set of systems necessary for healthy and sustainable communities.

Applicants must describe how their professional experience meets this definition for each employment position used to fulfill the eight years of experience. This includes the years of experience that was applied towards the AICP exam. Applicants are encouraged to assess the professional responsibilities in each position and estimate the portion of that position that is devoted to transportation planning. Experience dedicated towards the management of transportation projects or transportation planning employees should be considered towards your eight years of experience.

Applicants engaged in part-time transportation planning experience may prorate that experience into a full-time equivalent. For example, a position in which the applicant worked 20 hours/week for six months in a transportation planning assignment may prorate that experience into the full-time equivalent of three months of transportation planning experience.

AICP Advanced Certified Transportation Planner (AICP CTP)

Why Earn the Credential?

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ASC Exam Candidate Bulletin

The ASC Exam Candidate Bulletin is your complete guide to earning an Advanced Specialty Certification credential. Get full details about exam qualifications, application, registration, fees, and exam content.

Exam Preparation Resources

To prepare for the exam, AICP members should take advantage of topically relevant courses and resources covered in the exam outline to solidify knowledge in familiar areas as well as gain exposure in topic areas that may be outside of their specialization.

Exam Fees

$100 Application Fee (non-refundable)

$425 Testing Fee

No additional membership dues.


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