AICP Candidate Pilot Program

The AICP Commission monitored the successful outcomes of the AICP Candidate Pilot Program since its inception in 2016, and has expanded the benefits of the program to all APA members by creating a single, unified path to AICP certification:

  • All members pursuing the AICP credential will follow the same three-step sequence.
  • By allowing members to take the AICP Certification Exam regardless of their progress toward earning professional planning experience, more students and professionals will be able to start their AICP journey earlier.
  • Those who pass the exam signal their commitment to the credential and the profession with the AICP Candidate designation.

The new One Path to AICP certification is easy for members and students to understand and for PDOs, staff, and chapters to communicate.