I have a question that pertains to the process of AICP certification. I am a recent graduate of Ohio State’s Geography Program, where I majored in GIS and Urban Systems. I decided to look for a job after graduation, and currently I work for a private redevelopment firm in the Philadelphia region. My job title is land planning assistant, and my major job functions are researching zoning for new development as well as basic AutoCAD and GIS map creation. My question is this, would any of this count towards my AICP certification, and if not, what would be a good path to pursue? While I would love to go to grad school, I was an engineering student for most of college and my GPA is below a 3.0. How many years do you have to wait before this would be less of an issue? When do most people typically get their AICP certification, and what hoops do you have to go through to get the AICP if you work in the private sector?