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AICP CM credit opportunities (free and low-cost)

Planit

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I was talking with Dan the other day about a place on Cyburbia where anyone can list AICP CM Credit opportunities and he thought this was the bestest place.

Now regardless of your opinion of APA, AICP, & CM, if you belong, you need CM Credits. One of the hardest things I've seen with this requirement is finding classes. Our state chapter does a pretty good job of sending information out and I wanted to keep getting the word out - So this is the place to go and look.

(Please keep your comments about APA & AICPs worthiness, assistance, and cost/benefit away from this thread)

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Dan

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To keep the database running smoothly, attachments (programs, flyers, etc) will be deleted after the advertised event date.
 

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Planning for Healthy Places with Health Impact Assessments is a ‘how to’ guide for conducting health impact assessments (HIAs), developed by the American Planning Association and the National Association of County & City Health Officials, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This online course will explain the value of conducting an HIA and the steps involved in conducting an HIA. Throughout the course, examples of health impact assessments have been highlighted and discussed.

http://professional.captus.com/Planning/hia/default.aspx

CM | 6 - Planning for Healthy Places with Health Impact Assessments qualifies for six AICP Certification Maintenance credits. After finishing the course, AICP members must complete a course evaluation and report the credits in their CM log.
 

Masswich

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Podcasts of several Tuesdays at APA sessions from APA headquarters in Chicago are available for free via iTunes. Just make sure the ones you download are ones that are listed as CM eligible (mostly you can tell from the date of broadcast - they have to be from after 4/07.)

I have listened to a few on my way to and from work and got some quick and easy CM credits that way. So far I have listened to one on the history of trolleys in Chicago and one on employer assisted housing.
 

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Got Ethics?

Does anyone else feel like they're scrambling to catch up for finals? Notwithstanding the fact that I take classes all the time and am pursuing a second Masters degree I need to catch up on 15 AICP credits in the next few months on top of my school semester that doesn't count since I've maxed out my self-reported credits.

I need a cheap and easy ethics class! Any suggestions? 8-!
 

Richmond Jake

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I'm fortunate enough to be attending the APA Florida conference in Jacksonville starting next Tuesday. I should be able to collect enough credits to take me to about the year 2050. If not, I'll get the rest at the national in NOLA next year.

I plan on talking mobile workshops to the golf courses at both locales. I hear good things about them. :h:
 

arcplans

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Need an Ethics Credits? Webinar this Friday

I know last minute, but the Michigan Chapter of the APA is sponsoring a webinar entitled Social Equity through the Planning Process. This session counts for 1.5 hr of Ethics CM credits and best of all It's Free!

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/870668379
 

arcplans

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2010 Free Webinar Series CM Credits

Anybody looking for free CM credit opportunities via the web should look into this series sponsored by the Utah Chapter of the APA.

This webinar series usually runs at 1.5 hours each and included seminars that cover both ethics and law credit opportunities. This is perfect for those planners that have no travel budget to attend state/national conferences. Sign up early and so far the topics have been great!

Over 40 hours of CM credit is available, which is great for those, like myself, who are a little behind on CM due to budget constraints.

http://www.utah-apa.org/webcasts.htm
 

Planit

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CM Grace Period & Free Courses

Hello Everyone,

Since I have been getting a number of inquiries from folks who don’t quite have their 32 CM credits whose reporting period ended Dec 31 2009, I thought the list serve might benefit from my answers.

1. Didn’t get all of your credits complete by the deadline? You do have a four month grace period. (but don’t wait!)

2. Everything costs too much! Above it the link to section of the APA website that has access to several free on line courses.

Here’s another source of free on-line CM courses.

http://www.utah-apa.org/webcasts.htm
 

The One

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7 months later.....

Planning for Healthy Places with Health Impact Assessments is a ‘how to’ guide for conducting health impact assessments (HIAs), developed by the American Planning Association and the National Association of County & City Health Officials, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This online course will explain the value of conducting an HIA and the steps involved in conducting an HIA. Throughout the course, examples of health impact assessments have been highlighted and discussed.

http://professional.captus.com/Planning/hia/default.aspx

CM | 6 - Planning for Healthy Places with Health Impact Assessments qualifies for six AICP Certification Maintenance credits. After finishing the course, AICP members must complete a course evaluation and report the credits in their CM log.
Our APA chapter just sent out a notice about this course and the free 6 CM's for those who pass......7 months after your post:r::D Maybe I missed a previous e-mail notice though?:-$
 

Planit

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Found this on the AICP Intereact broadcast email

Free CM credits
"Planning for Healthy Communities with Health Impact Assessments" is available online for CM credit through December 31, 2011, at no charge. CM | 6.0
 

ThePinkPlanner

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This thread doesn't look like it has been updated in a while so I thought I would share some free CM credit opportunities coming up in May:

April 8 - Pennsylvania Chapter - Ethics: A Framework for Decision-Making- Advanced - CM APPROVED

April 15 - Ohio State University - Campus Planning for Pedestrians and Bicyclists- Advanced CM APPROVED
 

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ADA AICP Credits

http://www.accessibilityonline.org/

This is the Great Lakes ADA center, and they have (Free) monthly webinars (generally 1.5 credits) on various topics related to accessibility. (think sidewalks, streets, parking requirements, as well as specific building requirements.) Note not all webinars are AICP accredited, but the website says which ones are.
 

Richmond Jake

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I sat through a webinar yesterday in hopes of collecting 1.5 CM credits in ethics. Logged on to APA this morning to record them; the webinar is not listed. There are one and a half hours of my life I'll never get back. :-{ :-@
 

Richmond Jake

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I sat through a webinar yesterday in hopes of collecting 1.5 CM credits in ethics. Logged on to APA this morning to record them; the webinar is not listed. There are one and a half hours of my life I'll never get back. :-{ :-@
The webinar is now listed. I added it to my CM credits. Does it show up on my credits? No. Bastards. This could be straw that breaks the camel's back.
 

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Low Cost CM Opportunity

The Sun Coast Section of APA Florida is putting together an AICP CM Boot Camp on March 7, 2014 which will provide up to 8.0 CM Credits, including your required Law and Ethics credits. Registration options for in person attendance and participating via our live video stream are available. Discounts are available for planning students.

Our speaker line-up includes:
• Ronald L. Weaver, Esq. with Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. will provide a 90 minute (1.5 Law CM pending) update on legal happenings in planning
• Mary Kay Peck, FAICP with MKPeck Associates will provide a 90 minute (1.5 Ethics CM pending) overview of case study of the year and ethical considerations in planning
• Dr. Steven E. Polzin, P.E. and Kristine M. Williams, AICP both with the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida will discuss the creation of the Automated Vehicle Institute @ CUTR, related work with the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority, and research on the impacts of automated vehicles on transit and land use planning
• Information on speakers from the Urban Charrette, inc. and others coming soon!

Please visit http://www.suncoastplanning.org/future-events/ for more information and registration details.


Thank you,


James

James Ratliff, AICP
Sun Coast Section Chair and
APA FL Executive Committee Member
 

WhenIGrowUp

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Does anyone have any updates to this thread? I thought my cert expired in 2015, but no, it was 12/31/14, and much like a baby's butt, I'm a little behind. Thanks.
 

The One

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AICP Recognized by the Federal Government

I found out last week that the US Health and Human Services Department finally recognized AICP holders as beneficial to the administration of CSBG (Community Services Block Grant) operations.
Any of you working for a nonprofit dealing with CSBG funding should now be eligible to have APA/AICP membership costs covered by your employer.

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MacheteJames

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That's great news for nonprofit types. Do you know if CDBG covers AICP-related expenses? The last nonprofit I worked for in grants admin work wouldn't contribute toward the cost of applying for the test, and by the time I had taken the test and applied, I had already moved on. I don't think they saw AICP as relevant to the work, and in the sense that what I was doing had little to do with land use, they were right.
 

The One

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Not sure

The only reason it was included for CSBG is because of the new organization standards required by US Dept. of HHS and someone somewhere added AICP. I doubt APA even knows:-{ If they did, it should be front and center of the next email blast.
AICP is showing up in a lot of areas not related to land use. I wonder if anyone else got an A in their Social Planning:-o class? If APA had a clue, they would be pushing these non-traditional uses of AICP and supporting employer recognition.
 

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Anyone have any new CM credit sources? My current employer is extremely stingy when it comes to anything APA related, so I'm bearing the full cost of keeping the certification and paying for CM credits myself. Need a backup in the evant that my National Conference attendance doesn't pan out.
 

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Anyone have any new CM credit sources? My current employer is extremely stingy when it comes to anything APA related, so I'm bearing the full cost of keeping the certification and paying for CM credits myself. Need a backup in the evant that my National Conference attendance doesn't pan out.
Ohio Chapter has the Planning Webcast Series - free & online: http://www.ohioplanning.org/aws/APAOH/pt/sp/development_webcast

Friday at 1 PM Eastern for 1.5 CM per session, which is .25 more than a conference session.
 

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Check affiliates as well

Sometimes affiliate groups, like AIA, ASLA, USGBC, ULI, NACTO, Smart Growth America, Transportation for America, the Federal Reserve Banks, and others host either local lectures or webinars you can attend for free. These may offer CM credits sometimes?
 

JNA

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Sometimes affiliate groups, like AIA, ASLA, USGBC, ULI, NACTO, Smart Growth America, Transportation for America, the Federal Reserve Banks, and others host either local lectures or webinars you can attend for free. These may offer CM credits sometimes?
From the APA / AICP's Certification Maintenance program

Certification Maintenance (CM) providers are educational organizations approved by AICP to provide continuing education activities and events for CM credits.
All education providers, including APA and its chapters and divisions, must apply to become CM providers.

AICP markets all CM-approved activities through its online CM Search.
Approved organizations are also included in the online directory of CM providers.
CM Provider Search: https://www.planning.org/cm/search/providers/
 

SlaveToTheGrind

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I needed 12 credits by the end of the year. I watched several recordings on planning.org (free) and was able to get what I needed. I was planning on attending my local Fall APA but went this route instead which permitted one of my planners to then attend.
 
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