Free APA On-Demand Education Offering CM Credit

The American Planning Association provides a number of opportunities for AICP members to obtain Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for free through on demand education products.

These opportunities, links to more information, and CM credits available are listed below. APA will add free on demand opportunities as they come online, so please check this page frequently for the most current information. Get details below on how to claim CM credit for this free training.

PLEASE NOTE: You may view a course more than once; however, you may claim CM credit for only one viewing.


Streaming Education

Planning and the Elections: A Breakdown of Election Results and Look Ahead to the Lame Duck

Listen to a discussion of the planning issues in the 2016-17 lame duck session of Congress, including final funding issues. Topics include:

  • Implications of the 2016 election results for planners
  • Analysis of the next Congress
  • Review of key ballot measure races and state legislative races
  • Ideas for local advocacy during the transition

CM | 1.0

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Streaming Education

Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery

Get a jump on post-disaster recovery with this two-part virtual session from APA's 2013 National Planning Conference. Weigh the pros and cons of predisaster versus postdisaster planning. Find out how to tie long-term recovery into the rest of your community's planning. And discover a new tool for adapting recovery planning to different types of disaster.

CM | 2.5

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APA Community Assistance Program (CAP) Training Webinar

In addition to an overview of the direct technical assistance aspects of APA's Community Assistance Program (CAP), the CAP Training Webinar is intended for APA members interested in starting their own pro bono community assistance programs within their own chapters or divisions.

Distance CM credit may be earned by watching the webinar and completing an evaluation.

CM | 1.0

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2015 AICP Symposium

Green Stormwater Infrastructure

The 2015 AICP Symposium explored the ways in which green infrastructure approaches can help mitigate flood risk and provide a range of environmental, social, and economic benefits.

Certification Maintenance (CM) credits may be earned by streaming the audio presentation and following along with the PowerPoint presentations.

CM | 2.5

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2014 AICP Symposium

Housing Equity and Healthy Housing Choices

The 2014 AICP Symposium explored emerging policy, planning, and funding strategies that promote equitable housing options in urban neighborhoods. Case studies highlighted innovative approaches at the local, regional, and national levels.

Certification Maintenance (CM) credits may be earned by streaming the audio presentation and following along with the PowerPoint presentations.

CM | 2.5

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2013 AICP Symposium

People and Places

The 2013 AICP Symposium looked at how immigrants affect the economies and cultures of the cities where they live and work.

Certification Maintenance (CM) credits may be earned by streaming the audio presentation and following along with the PowerPoint presentations.

CM | 2.5

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2012 AICP Symposium

Aging in Place: Planning's Role and Responsibilities

The 2012 AICP Symposium looked at the ways in which communities must adapt to the demographic shift coming with aging populations. Planners are in a position to ensure that this growing population has access to services no matter the context. Issues of mobility, food access, and healthy living are just some topics explored.

Certification Maintenance (CM) credits may be earned by streaming the audio presentation and following along with the PowerPoint presentations.

CM | 2.5

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Tuesdays at APA: Lectures and Podcasts

Each month in Washington, D.C., APA hosts a free after-work lecture and discussion in which practicing planners and researchers discuss innovative ideas and concepts or present their latest projects. These programs offer Certification Maintenance (CM) credit for attendees. They are also recorded, and recent podcasts offer CM credit through distance education. AICP members listen to the audio recording and follow along with a provided PowerPoint.

CM | 1.0 per live lecture or recording currently labeled with the CM logo

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How to Claim and Record CM Credits for On Demand Education

To receive CM credit, AICP members must listen to the audio recording in full, follow along with the provided PowerPoint, or PDF, and then complete an evaluation of the audio recording at www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB229NYYQB2YQ.

To claim your CM credits, please visit the CM webpage and follow these steps:

  • Select View my CM Log
  • Select Add On-Demand Courses
  • Using the field to "enter keyword" type in the product title or product ID number and click Go. Find the on demand course or product from the list of results below and select by clicking on the title.
  • In the pop-up box, please rate the product, add a comment (optional), and click on the Ethics statement and answer, before hitting Submit.

For assistance with your CM log, please contact our Customer Service at AICPCM@planning.org.