AICP Certified Transportation Planner (AICP CTP) Exam Preparation

Where Do I Start?

What types of questions will be on the AICP CTP exam? What emerging transportation issues should I study? Where can I find resources for study?

Step 1: Look at the exam outline. This provides you with the types of questions and percentage breakdown of the topics included in the exam.

Step 2: Compare the content outline with your current knowledge base. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are there areas that I am comfortable with given my current experience and specialization? Do I need to solidify my understanding?
  • Are there areas that I have a basic understanding of but from which I could benefit taking a refresher course?
  • What areas are outside my knowledge base?

Step 3: Find training and resources that help fill in these gaps. APA has developed a vast number of education resources that focus on transportation planning but we also recommend that you explore education options from one of our many CM providers as well. See below for more information.

Step 4: Contact us ( with questions. We are more than happy to help you focus your exam preparation.

Advanced Transportation Planning Education

Learn about selected topics covered in the AICP Certified Transportation Planning Examination (AICP CTP) with three streaming education products on advanced transportation planning. These streaming products cover selected areas of the exam outline. Topics include physics and economics of urban transportation systems, congestion, effects of transportation on land use, environmental concerns, strategies for gaining political traction to influence solutions to land-use and transportation problems, and other topics as indicated on the exam outline.

On Demand: Advanced Transportation Planning

On Demand: Advanced Transportation Planning 2

On Demand: Advanced Transportation Planning 3

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Recommended Reading

AICP offers a list of recommended readings to help planners prepare to take the AICP Certified Transportation Planner examination.

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