New Prep Program and Scholarship to help Central Valley APA Members
prepare for the 2020 AICP Certification Exams!!


Central Valley APA Members… Do you want to become a certified planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)? If your answer is yes, here’s your chance to participate in a brand new distance learning training and AICP Scholarship Program!

In a unique partnership, the Central Section of CA APA is pairing up “remotely” with the San Diego Section of CA APA for a joint training session. The Training Program consists of two components: 

  1. An overview session to be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. to help members prepare their applications for the 2020 AICP exams (May or November) (for $15); and

  2. Four training sessions (3-hours each) over two months in February and March 2020 (for $85) (dates to be announced in the next few months.


Here is the registration link for the May 23rd Overview Session. The registration link for the four training sessions will be made available this fall.



Short on funds? The Central Section is offering two AICP scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded on a “first-come, first-serve” basis, based on the following two-step process: 


  • Step 1: Submit your letter of interest after APA has approved your application to sit for the AICP exam, and before the exam registration deadline; this will form the eligibility list. (The registration deadline for the November 2019 test is October 31, 2019, 5 p.m., and the registration deadline for the May 2020 test will be in late April 2020.)

  • Step 2: Submit your receipts after taking the exam, with a signed letter stating that your employer will not cover the costs. Chronological order of receipts received will determine funding priority.


E-mail statements of interest to Carolina Ilic, APA CA Central Section Professional Development Officer, at  Carolina will maintain a list of eligible recipients, based on the letters of interest submitted before the exam registration deadline. After the exam, eligible planners that submit their receipts and signed letter will receive the scholarship funds, of up to $500, on a reimbursement basis, in chronological order received. Pending interest and available funds, the Section Board could decide to increase the number of scholarships awarded upon a formal vote of the Board.


Questions? Contact Carolina Ilic, APA CA Central Section Professional Development Officer, at 619-621-1499, or via email at


Click on the links below for supporting information:

AICP test prep flyer

AICP scholarship flyer


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