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New AICP Credit Maintenance reporting and requirements take effect in January

Beginning January 1, 2022, the American Planning Association’s CM reporting will place every AICP member on the same two-year reporting cycle.

“Equity” and “Sustainability and Resilience” are being added as mandatory credits

As part of the ongoing evolution of AICP to ensure that certification remains relevant to the needs of today’s planners and communities, the Certification Maintenance program is being updated.

The update prioritizes two new mandatory topics identified by the AICP Commission as critical knowledge areas planners need to best serve their communities.

The criteria for education that meet the new topics were developed by subject matter expert task forces and are being shared with CM Providers to ensure education will be available on the new topics.

Beginning January 1, 2022, AICP members will be able to start logging two new mandatory credits in addition to Law and Ethics: Equity, and Sustainability and Resilience.

The Equity classes and new mandatory credits are aimed at helping planners build their skillsets in this area of pressing concern to communities across the country.

The other new mandatory credit is a targeted (rotating) topic to allow the AICP Commission to select an issue appropriate to the professional development needs of planners in this rapidly changing world. The inaugural topic for this targeted credit will be Sustainability and Resilience, which recognizes the growing need for planners to help their communities prepare for issues like climate change, sustainable development, and hazard resilience.

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