Certification 📜 How long is the AICP test?

el Guapo

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Better yet! When are they going to tell me if I meet the requirements? It has been Six Weeks as they said already.
 

NHPlanner

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The exam is 3 hours long.

It takes AICP forever and a day to get back to applicants....be patient, they're notorious for getting back results weeks after they say they will.
 

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El Guapo said:
Better yet! When are they going to tell me if I meet the requirements? It has been Six Weeks as they said already.

If they let me sit... they'll let you sit.
 

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NHPlanner said:
The exam is 3 hours long.

It takes AICP forever and a day to get back to applicants....be patient, they're notorious for getting back results weeks after they say they will.

Wow... I'm going to drive 5 1/2 hours for a 3 hour test.
 

Mastiff

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You know... my LA professional exam was two damn days.

Three hours?! That's short!
 

giff57

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I did it in about 1.5 hrs. I am always one of the first done in a multi choice test though. I think I was 3rd for the AICP.
 

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You must not forget to include the 5 hours of drinking after the test, bringing the total time to 8 hours.

I finished in about 2 hours, then I spent 30 minutes going through the entire test to make sure that I marked the correct answer.
 

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I finished in about 2 hours, then sat outside steaming about the exam while waiting for my co-workers to finished. You will be mad when you finish, then you will drink lots of beer as we did. I actually have blocked much of the exam out of my head. I passed, but the fact that I stressed over that stupid test pissed me off. As has been mentioned many times, the study materials have very little relevance to the exam. Enjoy!
 

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plannerkat said:
I finished in about 2 hours, then sat outside steaming about the exam while waiting for my co-workers to finished. You will be mad when you finish, then you will drink lots of beer as we did. I actually have blocked much of the exam out of my head. I passed, but the fact that I stressed over that stupid test pissed me off. As has been mentioned many times, the study materials have very little relevance to the exam. Enjoy!

I have three tries... I might just give it a go without studying the first time.
 

plannerkat

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I would definitely brush up on "planning trivia" - key cases, planning gurus & their basic theories, and the like, but don't give up months of your life studying for the damn thing. Just my 2 cents.
 

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jtfortin said:
You must not forget to include the 5 hours of drinking after the test, bringing the total time to 8 hours.


I met my cohorts immediately afterwords at a mexican place for margaritas. You have given good advice to anyone taking the test.
 

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giff57 said:
I did it in about 1.5 hrs. I am always one of the first done in a multi choice test though. I think I was 3rd for the AICP.

Giff - I'm always done first on tets too it seems. Its wierd when you get up and everyone looks at you like "OMG you're done?!"
 

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I took the test in a little over an hour... about 1.25 hours or so. However, this is because I have problems with multiple choice tests. I can make any answer work... so to do well on this type of test, I had to *not think*... meaning, I read the question and penciled in the first answer that popped in my head, and then never looked back. If I didn't know the answer, I guessed and skipped it. If I had thought about each question I probably would have failed the test for sure... weird huh?
 

Planderella

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They'll probably let you know a few days before the final deadline when you have to fork over the $300+ exam fee.
 

OhioPlanner

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It took me about 2 hours. I was the first one done in my group. They put us in those desks with the half table. That is so annoying. I like to spread out a little. That was the only complaint I had about the exam.
 

el Guapo

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Whooo Hoooo - I get to pay $300 to take a test! My dues will go up if I pass or I get to pay $300 again, and maybe again, and even maybe once more.... I'm coming out a winner either way! ;)
 

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Incase anyone is interested, I wrote the exam last year and took the entire 3 hours. I was probably a little cautious, but I passed.
 
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