For 2022, the Georgia Chapter will support AICP exam candidates with a Chapter Certification Diversity Scholarship opportunity, study group connections, and virtual review sessions.

AICP Exam Candidates

If you are a candidate or potential candidate to take the AICP Exam, you’ve come to the right place. The Georgia Chapter of the American Planning Association supports you in your professional development to take the next step to get accredited through the AICP.

If you need to find out more information on AICP criteria, how to register, and other details, visit the American Planning Association AICP Exam page.

Chapter Certification Diversity Scholarship

The American Planning Association is committed to providing opportunities for all to achieve excellence in planning by fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in the organization and in the planning profession. AICP Certification Diversity scholarships help make the planning profession more diverse and accessible to those with financial need. Diversity is an inclusive concept which encompasses, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, class, gender, age, sexuality, ability, educational attainment, spiritual beliefs, creed, culture, tribal affiliation, nationality, immigration status, political beliefs, and veteran status.

The Georgia Planning Association offers one Certification Diversity Scholarship per calendar year (including both the May and November testing windows). 

For more information contact the GPA Professional Development Officer, Cristina Pastore. All submissions are confidential.

GPA AICP Exam Preparation

AICP Review Sessions

The Professional Development Committee will host a review session in the Spring and Fall. The Spring review sessions occured in April. Each session was hosted by a professor or practitioner in the field and will be conducted virtually on Zoom for 1 to 1.5 hours. The sessions that can be viewed are 

  • Overview from Wednesday, April 6, 2022, with Cristina Pastore, Transportation Planner/Engineer, VP, Kimley-Horn
  • History and Theory from Monday, April 11, 2022, with Michael Elliott, Director, MCRP Program at Georgia Tech, Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning and Public Policy
  • Ethics from Wednesday, April 13, 2022, with Gary Cornell, Former President, Community Planning Services, Inc.
  • Law from Tuesday, April 19, 2022, with David Kirk, Partner, Troutman Pepper
  • Leadership, Administration and Management from Monday, April 25, 2022, with Jeff Rader, Commissioner, District 2, DeKalb County

View the Recorded 2022 GPA AICP Virtual Review Sessions

Review sessions in the Fall are typically conducted at the Fall Conference.


Study Group Sign Up

If you are someone who is looking for partner(s) to study for the AICP exam, please fill out this form and the GPA Professional Development Committee will get you in touch with others also seeking study partners. Establishing a study group is voluntary. 

Study Groups have been formed, please check back in the fall for the next AICP exam.


AICP Prep Library

APA Exam Information

APA Recommended Reading Resources


GPA AICP Exam Review Archive

See AICP exam reviews from current to past, 2022 – 2007.

View Current and Archived Reviews Here