Register, Schedule, or Transfer Exam
Step 1: Register for One Path to AICP When Prepared to Test & Schedule Your Exam Appointment
The One Path to AICP streamlines the certification process into three steps for all APA members. Start your journey to AICP Certification. Download the AICP Certification Guide for full details.
Ready to take the exam? Register for the certification program. You will be asked:
- To abide by the AICP Code of Ethics
- To agree to the Certification Agreement confirming you understand the eligibility requirements
- To confirm you have read the AICP Certification Guide
Within 24 hours of registering, you will receive an email with an Eligibility ID that will enable you to schedule an in-person or online remote exam appointment with Prometric for the upcoming test window. Please check your spam and junk folders if you do not receive this email. The Eligibility ID can also be found on your MyAICP page.
Be sure to refer to the scheduling information within the AICP Certification Guide for detailed information on appointment scheduling, testing procedures, and transfers.
Pro Tip: Add AICP@planning.org to your contacts so you do not miss any important emails.
Schedule your exam early in case any testing issues arise.
You can transfer your exam registration to a future test window (May or November) if you've registered for the upcoming AICP Certification Exam and are no longer able to test during the current test window. First, cancel your existing exam appointment . Next, click the link below to confirm you do not have an exam appointment and then pay the transfer fee. Please note that transfers are allowed only one time. Once the transfer is redeemed, whether you take the exam or not, the registration cannot be transferred again.
More detailed information on transfers can be found in the AICP Certification Guide.