The discontent over AICP continuing education requirements, costs, etc. seems to be growing. One idea that popped into my head was that planners simply find a new designation that essentially symbolizes "I passed the exam, but don't pay dues".
AICP* (asterisk meaning "I passed the exam, but don't pay dues" or whatever)
AICP-C (C is for certified)
This is still a very half-baked idea, but the point is this: You've passed the exam, so let's find a way to signify that. Just something I've been mulling over.