I believe planners should be required to obtain licensing similar to that required by PE's, CPA's, and other professionals. Too many people who have no formal education in urban planning are calling themselves planners. As a result, the entire profession suffers from a lack of credibility. An exam should be REQUIRED of all planning school graduates after completion of a specified time period as an apprentice planner. The AICP designation is currently worthless because it is entirely voluntary, with no continuing education requirements after membership is granted. How can our recommendations to legislative bodies carry any weight if anyone can call him/herself a "planner"? Any comments?