The official APAPA-Southeast Section AICP study group of 2014 would like to share that all participants who decided to take the AICP exam in November passed and received his/her certification! Congratulations! The group of twelve professionals, 9 of whom took the test in November and the rest of whom will pursue it at a later date, met each Wednesday starting August 27th until October 29th for a total of 10 sessions. During each 1-1.5 hour session, participants prepared topic-based presentations and succinct notes from existing resources. The group also took practice questions together to identify areas of weakness. Participants found several resources to be very helpful – including the APA AICP 2.0 study guide, the Planetizen online AICP exam course, and the PA Planning Association Comprehensive Planning Exam Study Notes.
We encourage all those interested to form a study group to prepare for the exam. Not only did we benefit from being able rely on each member’s expertise, we motivated each other to pass.
We would like to thank APA PA Southeast Section Council for their financial and resource-based support, including special thanks to Susan Elks, Rebecca Ross and Alexis Williams for the APA PA SE Professional Development presentation to the study group.