Certification Maintenance (CM) System Upgrade

The entire American Planning Association website will undergo essential enhancements in the coming months. APA is excited to offer a website that will be the leading online resource for contemporary planning. Changes to the CM webpages will occur this week.

CM pages will be unavailable September 30 (5 p.m. CT) through October 4, 2015

From 5 p.m. CT, Wednesday, September 30, through Sunday, October 4, key testing will occur on the new Certification Maintenance section to ensure it will function as intended.

The CM section of the APA website will not be accessible during these hours.

When the CM section is again available on Monday, October 5, you can expect many changes based upon extensive input from AICP members and CM providers.

For AICP members, these changes include:

  • Easier-to-navigate CM log and search pages, resembling the APA National Planning Conference web pages
  • Speaker database
  • Speaker rating system similar to the current event rating system
  • Clarification of CM activity eligibility policies

For CM providers, these changes include:

  • Streamlined fee structure
  • Clarification of CM activity eligibility policies
  • Ability for all CM-eligible professional education providers to prequalify by submitting an online application. Once approved, providers will be able to enter events and activities without additional review and wait time.
  • New CM provider dashboard, providing easier navigation to manage provider account administrators and to review, edit, and publish events
  • Speaker database
  • Speaker rating system similar to the current event rating system

Contact Information

If you have questions about CM or these enhancements while we're "under construction," please contact AICPCM@planning.org.

Thank you for your patience with the launch of the enhanced CM section. We look forward to delivering more — and more valuable — training opportunities to certified planners.