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Poll results: Are you an A$$hole In Charge of Planning?

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  • Yes, with glee and pride

    13 21.31%
  • Yeah, whatever

    21 34.43%
  • Yep, but only extreme duress

    2 3.28%
  • NFW!

    9 14.75%
  • Not, but only becasue I haven't taken the exam yet

    13 21.31%
  • Dude, I don't do exams, 'kay?

    2 3.28%
  • What is this AICP of which you speak?

    1 1.64%
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    Super Moderator luckless pedestrian's avatar
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    Are you AICP

    just a silly poll to see how many AICP-er's there are in here

    hope this doesn't start a flame-war - testing the waters from Dan's post

    sorry if this was done before

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    As far as I am concerned, the APA can kiss my a$$. They are a waste of my money. I am planning on joining the ULI. (How's that for starting the flame war!)

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    LOLOLOL - exactly - too funny!

    I did pick glee and pride as I am one of those shadow planners practicing with a BS for the last 20 years so for me, it's a connection with the profession -

    I also still believe in its purpose as a professional organization with APA, admitting there are kinks to the system - I do get a lot out of professional organizations from sessions to camaraderie with other planners

    sorry for my spelling errors and such (sorry Otis!) - I did this while on the phone and I couldn't go back in to fix it!

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    The Few. The Proud. The I Voted NFW!
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    Yup.....

    AICP here.....almost eligible for FAICP.....does anyone out there want to nominate me.......what have I done you say?? er.....ah......planned......
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    The Few. The Proud. The I Voted NFW!
    Even though they made the changes I wanted, I still voted NFW. It's never hindered me getting a job before...
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    Quote Originally posted by The One View post
    AICP here.....almost eligible for FAICP.....does anyone out there want to nominate me.......what have I done you say?? er.....ah......planned......
    Same here. That is, if FAICP and F'ingAICP are the same.
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    Since the AICP is the only recognized licensing of planners in the US of course I took the test (2 times) and am very happy with my ability to say I did pass and in the future maintain my certification.
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    Since July 1996. Passed the test on the first try.

    Like anybody cares.



    Hey, TO, let's nominate each other!! I haven't done anything, either!

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    I voted NFW since my employer won't pay for me to take the test/maintain the certification. I would definitely pursue the certification if it didn't have to come out of my own pocket.

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    I'm not one for joining such groups -- and I believe planning ought to be in the hands of the people, not some AICP apparatchiki. Da, tovarisi?

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    Member since 2001. 2 consecutive CPDP certs....means I don't have to worry about CM until January 1, 2010.
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    I voted Yeah, whatever .
    because it is/was not required/condition of employment or recognized by or even paid for by Teh Man.
    I did it for myself and paid for it out of my own pocket since 1998.

    I would imagine TO could/will repeat his previous posting about my status.
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    Good grief....that coupled with mid-western pay REALLY SUCKS I am officially angry on behalf of JNA

    Note: I have no idea what JNA gets paid, but judging from his high quality posts, it can't be enough
    See that is a fellow UCD Grad supporting another.
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    Question: My director wanders over to my cube a few days ago and asks me and my supervisor "Hey, have you guys considered getting your AICP? Anymore, its expected."
    Does this mean I have to?
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    Quote Originally posted by KSharpe View post
    Question: My director wanders over to my cube a few days ago and asks me and my supervisor "Hey, have you guys considered getting your AICP? Anymore, its expected."
    Does this mean I have to?
    yes, I think this is a hint for sure - if you are agreeable, come up with a plan to make it happen and present it to the supervisor - as in, what prep class you will need, when the exam is, the cost for registration of the exam so this person knows they are ponying up to make it happen for you - if they are hinting, I would hope that means that there is an assumption for funding

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    Sorry, I'm just a student.

    But I'll probably take it once I become a planner.

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    I don't have it obviously still being in school, but I am not going to take it unless I have to and someone pays for it.
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    Half my exam application is filled out. And then this whole thing with maintenance blew up. I'm on the board of our local section - and the fact that national is going to charge us to give credit for our own conference really pushed me in the other direction.

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    Did it in '92 (1st try) when I was eligible at no one's urging. However my employer picked up the tab for the test and study guides.

    Haven't been that active, but I did turn in the "continuing credits" for the heck of it. As long as the man pays the annual dues, I'll continue down the road.

    It has been helpful in a few occassions...

    Hey how many things can you think of the AICP stands for:
    Any Idiot Can Plan
    Association of Institutionalized Crazy People
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    Yeah....

    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    I voted Yeah, whatever .
    because it is/was not required/condition of employment or recognized by or even paid for by Teh Man.
    I did it for myself and paid for it out of my own pocket since 1998.

    I would imagine TO could/will repeat his previous posting about my status.

    See that is a fellow UCD Grad supporting another.
    Ditto JNA about your lack of support from Teh Man

    Ok, here's the plan.......RJ will nominate me, I'll nominate JNA and JNA will nominate RJ for FAICP Maybe I should get more.....er...ah.....start getting involved more with APA/AICP..... Let's all start schmuzing our regional reps and getting elected to things like the Committee to form better Sub-Committees.....or the Sub-Committee on Naming Joint-Committees.....stuff like that.....then we'll be a shoe in
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    Passed first try in 88. Knowing I'm FAICP eligible scares me.

    Like LP, I treat it as a substitute for a masters.

    I really don't understand the angst against APA/AICP. If you don't want to belong, don't.

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    Fat Cat

    Had an employer about four years ago that said if I got it I would profit financially. I took the test, passed and the employer made it worth my while financially. Also took the State certification test,passed (about 130 or so of us in the State that have it). Had to have the AICP to take the State Certification test.
    Except for that one employer, no one has ever asked me about it. And when I have been deposed or given testimony, no one has ever asked if I have the AICP.
    My current employer has paid for all of my memberships.

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    Quote Originally posted by TOFB View post
    Passed first try in 88. Knowing I'm FAICP eligible scares me.

    Like LP, I treat it as a substitute for a masters.

    I really don't understand the angst against APA/AICP. If you don't want to belong, don't.
    I have angst because I thought I was done with school and don't want to do this anymore, but then my boss giving me lip about how I need it. Also, it looks kind of hard. I don't remember all this historical stuff.
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    Quote Originally posted by KSharpe View post
    Also, it looks kind of hard. I don't remember all this historical stuff.
    I took a class at MIT as I was living in the Boston area when I took the exam, and it reminded me of everything, so I did fine and I had been out of school (I think, I can't quite remember what year I took it, which matters for FAICP) - so, look into a prep class and get the
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    I passed on my first try in Nov. 2005, and I'm pretty proud of that. But, it hasn't really benefited me yet, and I'm worried I won't keep up on my credits.

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