All About AICP at NPC18

NPC18 provides a variety of opportunities for attendees to learn about the paths to AICP, volunteering for Community Planning Assistance Team (CPAT) projects, or preparing for the AICP Certification Exam.

Put Your Career on the Fast Track — AICP Candidate Pilot Program

Stop by the APA Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall to learn about this exciting opportunity for students and graduates of Planning Accreditation Board approved planning programs. Info sessions are scheduled on Sunday from 2:15 to 2:30 and Monday from 10:00 to 10:15. Click here to read more about the AICP Candidate Pilot program.

Learn About Becoming AICP

Engage recent AICP members at the Becoming AICP session on Sunday from 2:45 to 4:00. Topics will include how to gain professional planning experience, exam application overview and study tips. Attendee participation in the discussion is welcome and encouraged.

Prepare for the AICP Exam

We have you covered at the AICP Exam Prep Deep Dive session on Monday afternoon from 2:45 to 5:15. The nearly three-hour session provides a brief overview of the application process followed by a deep dive into how to prepare for the exam.

CPAT Program — Opportunities for Volunteers and Communities

If you are looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity or for a way to jumpstart a community project, meet with APA staff at the APA Pavilion on Sunday from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. or noon to 12:15 p.m.; Monday from 11:00 to 11:15 a.m.; or Tuesday from 9:45 to 10:00 a.m.

Staff will provide you with all of the steps to get involved in APA's pro bono technical assistance program.

Contact AICP@planning.org with questions.

Top image: AICP in the Exhibit Hall at the 2016 National Planning Confernence. Photo by Joe Szurszewski.


APA President
Eric Roach is an APA program associate.

April 9, 2018

By Eric Roach