Apply for Certification Maintenance Exemptions

Please read through the form carefully to determine the exemption category that applies to your circumstances. If you anticipate needing an exemption, it is in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. It may take up to six weeks to process your exemption request.

How to Apply for a CM Exemption

Step 1: Make sure your APA, chapter, and AICP membership dues are up to date. An AICP member must be current in his or her membership dues to qualify for these exemptions. If you have a question concerning your membership status, please contact customer service at

Step 2: Determine whether you want to request an active or inactive exemption by choosing only one from the categories in the form below.

Step 3: Submit your application by selecting one exemption, completing and signing the form, and clicking the submit button.

Step 4: Look for an email from us. It may take up to 6 weeks to process your request.