AICP/Certificate Maintenance News

By Nancy Eklund, AICP, WA-APA Professional Development Officer, nancy.e.eklund@boeing.com, 206-495-1443

CM Grace Period Deadline – EXTENDED to May 31, 2016
Many members have been experiencing frustration with APA’s new CM log-in system. For this reason, the 2014-2015 Grace Period has been extended a month to allow more time for APA to address some of the technical problems. Rest assured, APA is ramping up efforts to fix the problems – try to be patient, and check back periodically.

There are still training options available if you need to take a few more CMs. Here are some ideas:

  • Check out what’s happening in the Chapter: http://www.washington-apa.org/events-training-calendar.
  • APA also offers streaming media education products at www.planning.org/store/streaming/ - Many 2015 NPC sessions: Content-Neutral Sign Regulation After Reed v. Gilbert, and other products approved for CM ethics: Ethics Case of the Year and Health Equity and Planning Ethics; CM law: Hot Topics in Housing Law, and Planning Law Review (2014, 2013, or earlier).
  • Find a listing of free CM credits that are offered through distance education products at www.planning.org/cm/free. Opportunities are added as they become available, so please check back frequently for the most current information.
  • Use the self-reporting tool that enables members to record up to eight credits within each two-year reporting period for activities that meet CM criteria but aren’t registered by a provider. Click on the “Add Self-reported credits” button located on your CM log at https://conference.planning.org/cm/logging/selfreport/ to access this tool.

If you have taken the training you need and just need to submit credits, cross your fingers and click here to record your learning. Be patient!

2016 AICP Exam Preparation Class
Nineteen planners attended the Chapter’s March 19th AICP Exam Prep class at South Seattle Community College. MANY THANKS to our fabulous volunteer instructors: Kristina Cerise, AICP; John Doan, AICP; Kevin O’Neill, AICP; Tim Trohimovich, AICP; Kendra Breiland, AICP; Andrea Flowers, AICP; Angela San Filippo, AICP; and Nancy Eklund, AICP. It was a good day for learning! Thanks also to AHBL for supporting this important event!


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