I've been thinking about this, as June draws closer and the APA and AICP memberships come due for renewal... Is it worth hanging on to the AICP if you have to pay for it out of your own pocket? I know this question has been answered with "no way!" by some on this forum.
I had my AICP exam and annual dues paid for my employer the last few years, but I never really felt it was worth the expense. Well, without an employer at this time this year, and being unsure if I will continue being a real planner (more likely a pseudo planner-accountant if I stay in public sector), I'm not sure if I should pay for it just to keep my options open. I have seen some private consulting firms ask for AICP, one even going as far as to state "Have AICP or able to obtain within 6 months of hire", but I'm also seeing a good number that don't even mention AICP.
Poll? Hang on to the AICP or give it up?