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Upgrade your skills, expand your network, and connect and interact with planners from every region and discipline.



Kickstart your planning career with professional publications, career guidance, opportunities to present your work, and much more. Student membership is free and includes a deep discount on the cost of attending the National Planning Conference.


Commissioners and Planning Board Members

Take advantage of an experienced and helpful partner as you work to create a vital, sustainable community.


APA invites academic departments to participate in a group membership program designed for planning educators. Stay connected to practices and policies that shape planning through publications, events, and programs.


Outside the United States

Become part of a global community working for better cities and better lives. APA members in more than 100 countries share your commitment to planning.


Allied Professionals and Interested Citizens

If you have a desire to help planners or help your community, APA has opportunities and benefits just for you.


... I consider my membership one of the best investments I've ever made. Since the first day I joined, I have greatly benefited from the wide-ranging networking and continuing education opportunities, and the products and services APA has to offer. I am an insanely proud member of APA!

—Miguel Angel Vazquez, AICP
Healthy Communities Planner, Riverside County (California) Department of Public Health


American Institute of Certified Planners

Certified planners pledge to uphold high standards of practice, ethics, and professional conduct, and to keep their skills sharp and up-to-date by continuously pursuing advanced professional education. Only APA members can join AICP.


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