AICP Candidate Pilot Program

Paths to AICP

You Spoke. We Listened. One Path to AICP.
A simplified certification process is coming Spring 2022. During the transition, some steps of the AICP Candidate Pilot Program process may be unavailable. Check back for more information late this fall.

AICP Candidate Paths to AICP Certification

The AICP Commission is expanding the benefits of the AICP Candidate Pilot Program to all APA members by creating a single, unified path to AICP certification. Due to these upcoming enhancements, enrollment into the AICP Candidate program is no longer available. The next opportunity to start earning AICP will be registering for the new One Path to AICP in Spring of 2022.

Already In the Candidate Program?

Members who are currently enrolled and need to submit their graduation verification document may do so at the link below. Current candidates will be moved into the new One Path to AICP — no action is needed on your part. Candidates will not have to repeat any steps they have already successfully completed.

UPDATE GRADUATION STATUS

The window to submit education verification documents has closed. The next window will open in Spring 2022.

 

TAKE THE AICP CERTIFICATION EXAM AND BECOME AN AICP CANDIDATE | $100

Program participants must graduate to register for the exam. It could take APA up to four weeks to examine graduation verification documents. Participants should refer to the specific deadlines shown below.

Registering for the exam:

  1. Register for the exam by paying a $100 exam fee in December–April (for the May exam) or in June–October (for the November exam);
  2. Submit graduation verification documents (if applicable);
  3. Schedule an exam date with Prometric up to two days before the exam administration opens.

Exam Registration

 

November 2021 AICP Certification Exam Application Dates

Exam Registration Opens June 1, 2021, 9:00 a.m. CT
Exam Registration Closes October 29, 2021, 3:00 p.m. CT
Transfer Deadline October 29, 2021, 3:00 p.m. CT
Testing Window November 1-26, 2021

SUBMIT PLANNING EXPERIENCE ASSESSMENT

The next opportunity to submit your planning experience assessment will be Spring of 2022.


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