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Poll results: Are you AICP

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    34 55.74%
  • NO WAY

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  • Took it and waiting to hear.

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    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
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    Are you AICP?

    Ok this is simple... are you, will you be soon, do you plan on it, or no freakin way?

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    Yes. Since 2001. One CPDP Certificate earned so far.
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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    why no poll?

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    Cyburbian ludes98's avatar
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    I voted will take it. First, I don't pay my dues or for the exam. Second, most employers in AZ are "AICP preferred."

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    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
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    Yes, since 1996. If I every work for an employer who doesn't pay the dues, I bolt.

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    Member since 1997.
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    Cyburbian GeogPlanner's avatar
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    Sitting this spring for it.
    Information necessitating a change of design will be conveyed to the designer after and only after the design is complete. (Often called the 'Now They Tell Us' Law) - Fyfe's First Law of Revision

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    Been paying my own dues since 1998.
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    You need a category for those of us who at one time passed the test and then let it lapse.

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    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess
    You need a category for those of us who at one time passed the test and then let it lapse.
    Just like my boss. He did the same thing...what's weird, he just paid for mine!!!

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    Cyburbian mike gurnee's avatar
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    CHARTER member. But no "F" in front of the AICP...unless you count the f word that does mean "fellow." CPDC certificates since its inception (3 or 4), but with no APA in Kansas, I will probably not be able to keep up with continuing education...while national wants it to be mandatory.

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    Cyburbian donk's avatar
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    Not AICP, MCIP.

    Served 2 terms on my local chapter's board.

    Will continue to be for the forseeable future, if not just for the liability insurance it extends to me.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Yea. Employer required me to take exam. Was going to do it anyway so long as whoever I worked for paid and continues to pay.

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    Cyburbian nerudite's avatar
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    Yup... since 2001. I waited a long time to take the exam, which was silly because it was relatively easy.

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    Cyburbian biscuit's avatar
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    No sir-e bob. And even though I'll be eligible to stand for the exam next year I doubt I will be taking it anytime soon,. My employer doesn't pay the dues and doesn't consider AICP membership upon hiring so there are only a couple of people here that have it. In fact, when you hear that a co-worker is studying for the exam, you can pretty much bet that they are looking to jump ship and get a job in the private sector sometime in the near future.

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    Moderator note:
    Discussion about professional planning organizations have usually taken place in NMSP, so I'm moving this thread there.


    On-topic: Yes, I'm AICP. I'll probably never get an "F" before my name, though; I'm not that involved in APA chapters or sections, I don't teach, and I've never been pubished.
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    Nah, nope, ain't gonna happen, no way.

    I don't begrudge those that have it or aspire to it, but it's not for me.
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    Cyburbian Plus Whose Yur Planner's avatar
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    Yes, since 2000. I cut a deal with my employer at time and they paid for it. Like others, I waited too long before taking it.

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    Cyburbian Breed's avatar
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    Taking it next year. Work pays the dues and pays for the test. In addition, they pay for pre-test classes if you pass.
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    Warning- Dumb Question

    Quote Originally posted by donk
    Not AICP, MCIP.

    Served 2 terms on my local chapter's board.

    Will continue to be for the forseeable future, if not just for the liability insurance it extends to me.
    OK, dumb question- what is MCIP?

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    Cyburbian Breed's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Masswich
    OK, dumb question- what is MCIP?
    That's for communist planners.
    Every time I look at a Yankees hat I see a swastika tilted just a little off kilter.
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    Cyburbian donk's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Masswich
    OK, dumb question- what is MCIP?
    Not so dumb, especially if you don't know I am Canukistani.

    Member Canadian Institute of Planners
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Cyburbian PlannerByDay's avatar
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    Not an AICP, but plan on taking the test, again.

    I don't think it is important but as a consultant my company and other companies want you to have it.

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    Cyburbian
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    Yes, since 1997. Took it two years after grad school at clemson. Thought I was supposed to; everybody was doing it!

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    Cyburbian plankton's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by GeogPlanner
    Sitting this spring for it.
    Me too, I think. I always seem to miss the application deadline, even with the extra exam being added in November. I don't see that applications are being accepted yet for the Spring exam. Am I missing something?

    I kind of feel like without a Masters Degree (and having a Civil Eng. degree as opposed to a planning degree) I "need" the AICP tag to convince potential future employers that I am a capable planner -- pretty ridiculous, I know, as covered very well in other threads on this subject, but.......

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