What? The AICP Code was Updated?

Did you know the AICP Code of Ethics has been updated? The revised code is posted on the APA website here

You are encouraged to review the new code. AICP President Mitch Silver, FAICP, provided a summary of the updates, as well as the context for the changes to the principles of the Code of Ethics within the traditional values of the Planning Profession. We’ll take a deeper dive into the changes in the next newsletter.


One Path to AICP Certification

In order to improve the accessibility of the AICP credential to more planners, APA has made some changes to the AICP exam application process. The new process, called One Path to AICP, focuses on encouraging traditional AICP candidates, as well as four new populations to become AICP certified: early career planners; non-traditional planners; planners with allied degrees; and allied professionals who practice planning. The revisions are intended to streamline the process and make it more user-friendly. Steps include the following:

  1. Register for the examination (confirm that you will abide by the AICP Code of Ethics) and register to sit for the exam.
  2. Take the test – if you pass the exam, you are entitled to use the “AICP Candidate” designation until you complete all three steps to AICP certification.
  3. Apply for the full AICP credential by submitting your education and employment verification, and demonstrating that your experience meets the AICP definition of professional planning experience required for certification.

The next AICP Certification Cycle begins April 4th and registrations must be received by April 29, 2022, for the May 2-27, 2022, exam window. More information is available on the APA website here, or through the Chapter Professional Development Officer.

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