Certification Maintenance

Certification Maintenance (CM) gives the AICP credential lasting value and meaning. As a certified planner, when you invest in yourself through professional development, you not only maintain your AICP certification but also make a greater impact in your work. By keeping your skills and knowledge of planning practices and trends current, you’re more equipped to respond to the challenges our communities may face. AICP members must earn a total of 32 credits each two-year reporting period under AICP's Certification Maintenance (CM) program.

APA Virginia strives to continuously offer new and relevant CM credit opportunities to planners. Information on upcoming opportunities including the Annual Conference, Symposiums, and Section events is available in regular emails to Chapter members and on this website. On-demand CM credit opportunities are also available on this website under Recorded Webinars and the Mid-Atlantic Planning Collaboration. Additionally, the Virginia Chapter has partnered with other APA chapters throughout the United States to offer free weekly webcasts that can be accessed directly..

Other CM credit opportunities can be found on the American Planning Association website.

Partnering with APA Virginia for AICP CM Credit

The Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association is a Certification Maintenance (CM) Provider, allowing the Chapter to certify events and activities for AICP CM credit. Individuals and organizations hosting activities or events where CM credits could be requested should review these basic requirements prior to submitting the CM Credit Application Form:

  • The event should be marketed to more than 5 attendees and to a multi-county or a statewide geographical area.
  • At least one speaker is required.
  • The event should offer a professionally relevant experience for a planner with at least four years of experience.
  • Additional requirements apply to the ethics, law, equity, and sustainability and resilience CM events. Click here for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact the PDO at pdo@apavirginia.com