The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is the professional institute of the American Planning Association (APA). The organization was established in the late 1970s, to provide recognition and professional status to those who have met its standards of education, experience, and the successful completion of a rigorous examination in the field of planning.
AICP is the American professional institute for certified planners, the certification demonstrates that a planner has met the standards of education, experience, and professional conduct established by the American Planning Association.
The AICP offers a professional certification program that is open to planners who meet certain education and experience requirements. In order to become AICP certified, an individual must pass a comprehensive exam, demonstrate a high level of professional experience, and agree to abide by the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
The certification is intended to recognize professional planners who meet the highest standards of education, experience, and ethical conduct. It also helps to set a standard of excellence and it provides a way to identify the most qualified, experienced and dedicated professional planners.
AICP Certified Planners are recognized as the most accomplished and dedicated professionals in the planning field, and are committed to the highest ethical standards and professional conduct. The organization provides its members with a variety of resources and services, including continuing education opportunities, networking opportunities and a variety of other benefits.
AICP provides a way for professional planners to showcase their qualifications and expertise, through professional development and networking opportunities. The organization's commitment to education, ethics, and professional conduct, and its public awareness campaign about the importance of planning in shaping our communities.