Professional Development

Throughout the year, APA Ohio offers speaker luncheons, professional development workshops, webcasts of various trending topics and networking events to allow members to stay current on local planning issues.The Chapter also offers regional and state conferences and supports section-level workshops. These events provide opportunities for members to make new contacts, renew old ones, recognize achievements, and exchange ideas.

APA Ohio belongs to and moderates the Planning Webcast Series - which are free weekly webcasts on a variety of planning topics which are all available for CM credit.


Certification Maintenance

CM Tracking Log

All AICP members are required to engage in mandatory continuing education. All professional development activities must be approved and registered to be eligible for CM credit and recorded into your online CM log. To register or log into your CM Tracking Log, click here.  


CM Activities

The majority of APA Ohio's events are CM eligible. Below are some quick links to our most popular programs:

Obtaining CM Credit for Your Event

If you have an upcoming event that you'd like approved for CM credit, click here and you'll be directed to a CM provider page through APA National's website. APA Ohio Sections do support various local events and help by acting as the provider for CM credit.  If you would like to pursue a potential partnership with a specific APA Ohio Section for your event, please contact the Section Director.

Aicp Aim High

The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) provides the only nationwide, independent verification of planners' qualifications. Certified planners pledge to uphold high standards of practice, ethics, and professional conduct, and to keep their skills sharp and up to date by continuously pursuing advanced professional education.


One Path to AICP

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Exam Diversity Scholarship

APA Ohio is committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in the organization and in the planning profession. Diversity is an inclusive concept which encompasses, but not is not limited to race, ethnicity, class, gender, age, sexuality, ability, educational attainment, spiritual beliefs, creed, culture, tribal affiliation, nationality, immigration status, political beliefs, and veteran status. This program was put into place by APA to make the planning profession more diverse and accessible to those with financial need.

If you self-identify with an under-represented population, you may be eligible for an AICP Exam Diversity Scholarship.

The next round of scholarships is for the Fall 2024 exam window. The request window opens early fall.


Exam + Planning Experience Assessment Prep

Visit for all the latest information, prep and upcoming deadlines. Below are APA Ohio resources we have compiled.

AICP Exam Prep Resource List  The Road to AICP Slides


Other Resources

Chapter Presidents Council CPC Study Manual

APA's Chapter Presidents Council is pleased to offer the CPC Study Manual for those who are preparing to take the American Institute of Certified Planners written examination. Should you decide to purchase the manual, we hope you will find it a useful resource.

The purpose of this self-study manual is to help review basic planning concepts and to practice skills that are necessary for taking a multiple-choice test.

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Induction to the AICP College of Fellows is the highest honor the American Institute of Certified Planners bestows upon a member.

Fellows of AICP are nominated and selected by their peers to recognize and honor their outstanding contributions as a professional planner. The outcomes of their individual efforts left demonstrably significant and transformational improvements to the field of planning and the communities they served. All Fellows are long-time members of AICP and have achieved excellence in professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, and community service and leadership.

APA Ohio is proud to have twenty-two FAICP members within our membership!

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Fellow Biographies

For information on APA Ohio Fellows before 2020, please email

2024 Inductees

2022 Inductees

2020 Inductees

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