Free APA On-Demand Education Offering CM Credit

The American Planning Association provides a number of opportunities for AICP members to obtain Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for free through on demand education products.

These opportunities, links to more information, and CM credits available are listed below. APA will add free on demand opportunities as they become available, so please check this page frequently for the most current information. Get details below on how to claim CM credit for this free training.

PLEASE NOTE: You may view a course more than once; however, you may claim CM credit for only one viewing.

APA Learn

World Town Planning Day: Fast and Fun Series

The APA's International Division presented at the the 2019 World Town Planning Day conference. Their presentations explored resilience, narrative storytelling, and sustainable cities. By adopting the holistic approach of equity, diversity, and inclusion, the International Division hopes to inspire to action as well as to promote urban planning as a pertinent field when addressing climate change worldwide. Hear from three different panelists as they share fast and fun reflections from myriad experiences.

CM | 1.25

Shared Experiences in Advancing Inclusive and Equitable Climate Adaptation

Four panelists from the New York-New Jersey region will discuss how they tackled resilience planning and environmental injustice through inclusive, equitable community engagement efforts. Panelists will present their own experiences and share common insights, lessons learned, challenges and opportunities for the future.

CM | 1.25

Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas

Equitable Redevelopment and Inclusive Growth in Legacy Cities

The 2019 Burnham Forum, presented in partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, focuses on the distinctive redevelopment challenges facing legacy cities.

CM | 1.5

Land Value Capture for Infrastructure Finance

An expert panel at the 2018 Burnham Forum reviewed land value capture as a tool for municipal infrastructure finance, and highlighted emerging policies with an eye to providing strategies and success stories that will assist local leaders who are considering similar techniques.

CM | 1.5


National Partners and Local Coalitions

Local coalitions and national partners leveraged complementary expertise to help make communities healthier and more equitable. From complete streets to health impact assessments, learn more about Plan4Health strategies through seven on-demand courses.

Up to CM | 5.5


During Planners4Health, participating APA chapters created cross-disciplinary task forces to connect further health and planning in their states and regions. A cornerstone of the program was a six-part curriculum guiding members through each step of the project, now available on demand.

Up to CM | 8.5

Community Assistance Program

APA Community Assistance Program (CAP) Training Webinar

In addition to an overview of the direct technical assistance aspects of APA's Community Assistance Program (CAP), the CAP Training Webinar is intended for APA members interested in starting their own pro bono community assistance programs within their own chapters or divisions.

Distance CM credit may be earned by watching the webinar and completing an evaluation.

CM | 1.0

Planning Information Exchange

PIE Webinar Series

The Planning Information Exchange (PIE) series is a quarterly webinar hosted by the Association of State Floodplain Managers and the American Planning Association, powered by FEMA. The webinar focuses on mitigation planning in a multi-hazard context and has covered topics including hazard planning for historical districts, emergency temporary housing, finance mechanisms for mitigation, and subdivision design. Each webinar features a guest expert(s), whose presentations are given as both a live panel and subsequently downloadable resource. CM credit can be earned by watching the webinar; it is highly suggested that participants register early for this popular program.

CM | 1.0 or CM | 1.5

How to Claim and Record CM Credits for On Demand Education

To receive CM credit, AICP members must listen to the audio recording in full, follow along with the provided PowerPoint, or PDF, and then complete an evaluation of the audio recording at

To claim your CM credits, please visit the CM webpage and follow these steps:

  • Select View my CM Log
  • Select Add On-Demand Courses
  • Using the field to "enter keyword" type in the product title or product ID number and click Go. Find the on demand course or product from the list of results below and select by clicking on the title.
  • In the pop-up box, please rate the product, add a comment (optional), and click on the Ethics statement and answer, before hitting Submit.

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