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Apply now for the November 2016 AICP Comprehensive Planning Exam

American Planning Association


Are you eager to advance your planning career? Earn certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners! "AICP" after your name will prove your knowledge, experience, skills, and commitment to lifelong learning and ethical practice. Plus, certified planners earn more, even when experience and responsibility are factored in. See more reasons to get certified

Applications accepted June 1-30

Get ready.

Before you apply, check out "How to Apply to Take the Exam" and the AICP exam preparation webpage.

Get set.

Complete and submit your application as early as possible. If you apply by June 7 you’ll be among the first to learn if APA approved your application. If it is not approved, you’ll have time to revise and resubmit your application for the November exam.

Get AICP Exam Prep 3.0 or another study guide and develop and follow a study plan.

November 2016 AICP Exam timeline
June 1 – Exam application window opens
June 7 – Early-bird exam application deadline
June 31 – Exam application window closes
November 7-20 – AICP Exam administered

Get certified!

Pass the test and take a bow! You';ve entered the vanguard of the planning profession.

Good luck! AICP is eager to welcome you into the ranks of certified planners. For more information, visit

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June 2, 2016 - 10:33am
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