Not sure if this is the right forum for this, but here goes....
Since EMU does not have an accredited grad program, I've had to wait three years before I could take the test. Now my time is almost up, and I have to figure whether or not I should do this.
Here's my question...why, or why not, should I (or anyone else) become AICP? Does it help you get a job? Here in MI, probably 99% of job postings that even mention AICP say 'AICP preferred'. Hardly any require it, and it's doubtful that that your starting salary would be higher as a result of being AICP.
What about other states? Are there any benefits to doing this? I honestly don't feel that I get much out of the APA, so don't know how/why this would be different.