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2003 AICP Results

Otis

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Not only did I pass, but now I'm in the exclusive 30 clube. Only 1970 to go for the 2000 clube.!
 

JNA

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congrats!

just like does not really matter which p-school you went to...
does it really matter what your score was,

all that matters is that you PASSED
now you get to pay more dues!
 

Chet

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JNA said:
all that matters is that you PASSED
now you get to pay more dues!
Thank you for supporting my confernece junket... err continuing education.
 

pete-rock

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I DID IT!!!

Got my results in the mail today -- I DID IT!!!

I passed the AICP exam and now look forward to paying even more in dues.
 

PlannerGirl

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Congrats everyone

now go get all snotty on us

i REFUSE to take that thing-its a racket i tell you
 

el Guapo

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Wooo Hoooo

I passed for the children. It was a victory for children everywhere.

What was with the Chauncey Group letter that came with the letter from AICP? Was that our score? If so, what happened to using words in a order where they express a clear thought? Judging from the number mentioned in my letter, I appear to have passed by the skin of my teeth.
 

SGB

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Congratulations to one and all!

Now I suppose I really ought to consider taking that !@#! exam next year.
 

Jeff

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Congrats EG and others (why do we always have people come out of the woodwork when the AICP test rolls around?)

Now for $20.00 more you can get a certificate that says YOU are a bona fide AICPer !

I decided with the APA convention close next year, I'm going to do the test in 2004 even though it goes against all my morals.

I'm going to do it for the children. Someone think about the children!
 

el Guapo

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Mike,
You are so correct to think about the children. It is all about our future leaders. Remember, it does take a village to raise a child. Blessed be the kinder.
 

giff57

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Congrats folks, just beware of the secret rights of passage that must follow passing the test. Be very afraid, Chet is in charge of the hazing....
 

NHPlanner

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I'd like to offer up my congrats to all those that passed as well....welcome to the club, now pay your dues!
 

Lichtronamo

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Score...

My Chauncey Group insert said something about curve score of 55. I assume also this means I barely made it - of course I barely studied so what's the difference.
 

Otis

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I'm not sure, but I don't think that "55" was your score. I think it is a statement of what the minimum passing score was. I think that if you passed they don't tell you your score. Unless we all got 55. A lot of bar exams work that way. They don't want someone going around saying "I got a 185, so I'm a better lawyer than that 163 dolt." If you pass you're good enough.
 

Repo Man

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Figures that a feel-good liberal group like the APA would not release your score if you pass. We wouldn't want to hurt anyones feelings now would we? :)

These are the same type of clowns that don't want to keep score in little league because the losing team might feel bad about themselves.
 

el Guapo

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Rich,
Thanks for the information. Just as I suspected, more APA socialism...why not just adopt equal outcomes and have a May Day parade. I want to know how I did, but I suppose it is not my "right" under the glorious five year plan. Oh, well.
 

giff57

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This hidden score thing must be new. I know I compared scores with a few people when I took it a couple of years ago.
 

Chet

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giff57 said:
This hidden score thing must be new. I know I compared scores with a few people when I took it a couple of years ago.
I think its new too. I remember an old boss knowing his score (and BTW that year, his 71 was not a passing score. Damned weighted curve.....
 

SlaveToTheGrind

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Just received my letter from AICP stating I passed. 55 must have been the minimum to pass. You know, it does not feel any different. On the good side, I do get a pay raise.
 

Otis

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EG said:
Rich,
Thanks for the information. Just as I suspected, more APA socialism...why not just adopt equal outcomes and have a May Day parade. I want to know how I did, but I suppose it is not my "right" under the glorious five year plan. Oh, well.
If you don't repudiate those counter-revolutionary thoughts and support the just struggle of the masses against the tyranny of the meritocracy, it'll be the re-education program for you!
 

el Guapo

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Zoning Gangsta said:
If you don't repudiate those counter-revolutionary thoughts and support the just struggle of the masses against the tyranny of the meritocracy, it'll be the re-education program for you!
Well done ZG!
 

ecofem

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I don't know if the US Postal Service was trying to drive me crazy... but I just found out I passed....

no more standardized tests for me.
 

nerudite

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Congrats everyone! I know I breathed a sigh of relief when I got may exam results a few years ago. Back then they gave scores though...

Now I just have to pass my written exam for my MCIP (and the oral interview... sheesh)...
 

donk

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nerudite,

The trick to the MCIP is to go drinking and socialize with the test givers, at least that is how it works around here. also know your planning types and ethics sheets.

You may also be able to petition to have your AICP recognized and transferred to CIP (see http://www.cip-icu.ca/English/members/become.htm) Section 1.1.4.
 

Cardinal

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nerudite said:
The interview will probably be the harder part.
I have been part of the evaluation team for past CEcD examinations. It strikes me as odd how some people come into the interviews incredibly nervous. You are only invited to the interview if you passed the written test the day before. For the most part, we are not looking to re-evaluate your technical proficiency. About half the interview may focus on how you think (for example, if you were given this situation what would you do?). The other half delves into what your interests may be, how involved you are within the profession, what your career goals are, etc. Almost nobody gets rejected by the interview. Granted, I have not taken the CIP, but I would think it is similar. Besides, you know the material. Just bring some Tim Horton's to the meeting and don't sweat it.
 

donk

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Michael's right, the questions are easy and are based primarily on ethics and professional conduct.


AICP = American Institute of Certified Planners

www.planning.org
 

Rem

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Congratulations to all those who have 'qualified' or at least are now considered 'certifiable'.

If you are interested, Australia does not have a certification system for planners. There is a professional association - the Australian Planning Institute (formerly the Royal API). Entry to which requires jumping some hurdles like having a degree, having minimum work experience in a minimum range of areas, and providing some personal references. Membership is accompanied by a CPD system. It is almost never a job pre-requisite to be a MAPI.

Historically NSW had a certification system. If you weren't certified in NSW you couldn't prepare (sign off) Planning Instruments in that state. That system was disbanded in 1992. The certification allowed you to be a LGTCP (Local Government Town and Country Planner). Soft eh?
 

donk

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On the item of certification, more and more Canadian provincial affiliates of the CIP are going for protected name legislation. This legislation is similar to P. Eng, Architects, Doctor's and even hairdressers in my province. That is to say you can't say you are a Planner unless you are a member of the association/clube. The reason for this is quality assurance for the public and to be able to provide insurance to members.
 

nin50002000

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Delayed AICP Exam Results

Sounds like I'm the only person that hasn't received their results yet. Can this be true, and who do I contact to find out where they are? I call the testing group "The Chauncey Group", but no one is returning my calls.:s
 

ecofem

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I finally received my results yesterday. They were postmarked 7/2/02. I don't know if it's the post office or AICP's fault. Chauncey did not send out the envelope, AICP did. I would try to call them if you don't receive your results by tomorrow.

What a pain!
 

el Guapo

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THIS JUST IN:

2003 AICP Exam — Pass Score Reports

AICP mailed results of the May 2003 exam to all candidates on July 2. We soon discovered a problem with the machine-sealed score reports prepared by Chauncey (our test administrators of many years) and included with the notification letters sent to individual candidates who passed the exam. The Chauncey report indicated that the candidate had passed the exam, but did not contain an exact scale score. Internal reports provided to AICP did include this information, however.

AICP staff immediately informed Chauncey of the error and requested that they reprint the pass candidate score reports. Chauncey acknowledged the mistake and agreed to reprint the reports right away, at no cost to AICP. We will mail each successful candidate a revised machine sealed-score report as soon as it is available, which should be no later than July 18.

If you have been notified that you passed the May AICP exam, and would like to know your exact scale score immediately, please contact AICP Membership Manager Michael Jones at mjones@planning.org. He will send you a brief written notice listing the exact scale score, to be followed by Chauncey's revised machine sealed score report when it is available.

We apologize for this error and the inconvenience it has caused.
http://www.planning.org/certification/2003scores.htm
 

RealistPlnr

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Nice - Wonder what the truth is. Did Chauncey really screw up or is AICP/APA covering their behinds? Also - love the grammer used by Chauncey. Did they have an English-As-A-Second-Language intern write that cryptic message on our notices (for those that passed)? Also, love the way AICP/APA put their error message in Interact, instead of the main page of the website.
 

RealistPlnr

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Got true score!

Just received my actual pass score on the 2003 AICP. If 55 is the cut score, what is a perfect score?? 100? 75? (That's what a fellow planner said they heard.) Just wondering, so I know how good or bad I did. I know, I know, all I should care about is that I passed. Thanks for any info anyone has.
 

el Guapo

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I got my score. It was greater than 55 and less than 100. Show me yours and I'll show you mine...wink wink...nudge nudge...
 

pete-rock

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This is what I heard, don't know how true it is:

The scaled score roughly corresponds to your actual number of correct answers divided by 2. So a cut score of 55 would mean about 110 correct answers.

I think they do this because there are so many versions of the test, but there are X number of similar questions on all tests. I think they put more weight on everyone's scores on the similar questions, and might give sort of bonus points for the ones not on all tests.
 

SlaveToTheGrind

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"New" AICP Results

Just got the mail with the scaled score result for my test. Minimum was a score of 55. I scaled out at 57...guess I just made it. What did everyone else score from this years test?
 
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63. I was just happy to pass so I don't have to re-take it next year with the new computer format.
 

Lichtronamo

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I got a 61.

The message said something about documentation explaining the scaled score. I haven't gotten anything. Rather criptic, especially for people now part of their secret organization.
 
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