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    Gary D Taylor
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    [IowaAPA] Training opportunities

    CM news from the APA conference in Minneapolis:

    There are a number of opportunities coming up to pick up free CM
    credits before the deadline at the end of the year. One is the
    "Tuesdays at APA" podcasts that are available weekly. If you go to
    APA's webpage (www.planning.org), and scroll down until you find the
    link to the Tuesdays at APA podcast on the lower left side you'll be
    able to access them. Each weekly session is worth one credit, so
    it's not likely you will be able to get 32 credits with just these.

    Another opportunity that is just coming available is a series of
    on-line courses from APA, the first being "Planning for Healthy
    Places with Health Impact Assessments." It is worth 6 credits and
    can be accessed at
    http://www.planning.org/education/se...cted/index.htm . They will
    be making more courses available in the future. I had the
    opportunity to review and evaluate a planning law course that is
    coming up. If you need to land a lot of credits and don't have the
    money to spend to attend a lot of conferences this may be a good
    alternative. (Of course I'd still recommend the Iowa chapter
    conference in October).

    Finally, you should be aware that nationally nearly 30% of AICP
    members have not yet logged in any CM credits, so Iowa members are
    doing comparatively well. They suspect that a large number are
    attending conferences but waiting until the end of the year to log
    them. My advice to you: don't wait until the last minute to log
    your credits! It's not hard to imagine APA's server crashing if a
    few thousand people are trying to log in on the last week of
    December. Log your credits now and save the hassle!

    Call/e-mail me if you have any questions.


    Gary Taylor, J.D., AICP
    Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist
    Department of Community & Regional Planning
    Iowa State University
    APA-Iowa Chapter Professional Development Officer
    286 College of Design
    Ames, IA 50011
    Ph: 515.294.2973
    Fax: 515.294.5156

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    Gary D Taylor
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    [IowaAPA] forgot one thing

    For those of you intending to take the November AICP exam, the
    application window will open later this month and close sometime in
    July (exact dates not yet announced). This is a bit earlier than
    usual to allow more time for the APA staff to review
    applications. They have been running into the situation recently
    with not being able to inform exam candidates that they are qualified
    to sit for the exam until only 2-3 weeks before the exam.

    Gary Taylor, J.D., AICP
    Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist
    Department of Community & Regional Planning
    Iowa State University
    286 College of Design
    Ames, IA 50011
    Ph: 515.294.2973
    Fax: 515.294.5156

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