AICP’s Certification Maintenance (CM) program helps planners gain the knowledge and skills they need to remain current in the practice of planning. In addition to CM credits available through the American Planning Association (APA) annual National Planning Conference and on-demand webinars, the National Capital Area Chapter hosts or sponsors local events throughout the year that provide CM credits for planners with AICP designation.

CM-eligible Events in the National Capital Area

  • APA’s annual National Planning Conference is the best place to fulfill your CM credits each year, if you’re lucky enough to be able to attend!
  • The National Capital Area Chapter sponsors an Annual Conference and other CM opportunities in the DC region. 
  • Start your search for CM events through the APA CM Search page. Events are usually held live and in-person, though may also be webinars and on-demand sessions and either free and registration fee-based events.
  • APA periodically posts a limited number of free, on-demand CM events online that may be added to your CM log.
  • APA recently launched APA Learn as an online resource for CM credits through recorded sessions and webinars and interactive courses. Cost: $20 per credit hour for APA members.
  • The Ohio State Chapter’s Planning Webcast Series organizes free, live webcasts from APA chapters and divisions throughout the year.

Contact the Chapter’s Professional Development Officer at to ask about approving your event for CM credits.