Chapter Presidents Council AICP Exam Study Manual

APA's Chapter Presidents Council is pleased to offer the CPC Study Manual for those who are preparing to take the AICP Certification Exam. Should you decide to purchase the manual, we hope you will find it a useful resource.

The purpose of this self-study manual is to help review basic planning concepts and to practice skills that are necessary for taking a multiple-choice test. The manual includes information on the following:

1. Introduction — Important Dates
2. Exam Structure
3. Getting Started — Contacting your Professional Development Officer (PDO)
4. Study Materials
5. Written Examination Scoring from 1977 to 2002
6. Question Format And Construction
7. A Notation System
8. Defusing Some Myths
9. History
10. Planning Theory
11. The Law
12. Environmental Planning
13. Citizen Participation
14. Developmental Regulation
15. Transportation Planning
16. Basic Guide to the Concepts of Quantitative Methods
17. Population Estimates and Projections
18. Local Area Employment Projections
19. Shift-Share Analysis
20. Comparing Alternatives with Unequal Lives
21. Budgeting
22. Finance and Cost Analysis
23. Benefit/Cost Analysis
24. Test Areas 1990 to 2002
25. Personal Test-taking Tips

Appendices:
Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (Effective June 1, 2005)
Mock Exams

Please see the list of Chapter Professional Development Officers for information on the cost and purchase of the manual. APA chapters are handling the distribution and marketing of the study manual. Also, please check your local APA chapter newsletters for additional information.