There are inactive membership status exemptions for AICP members to be temporarily exempt from the requirement to earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits. There are several inactive membership status categories depending on the life or career situation. The temporary inactive membership status for up to four years will mean inactivating the AICP membership temporarily (e.g. AICP products and services suspended) and the AICP credential cannot be used during this time.
The AICP dues during this period will not be required; however APA and chapter dues must be maintained, and abide by the AICP Code of Ethics.
If you plan to seek a temporary inactive exemption, please apply before the expiration of your APA and AICP membership.
This is the link to the exemptions webpage for more details and how to apply: http://www.planning.org/cm/exemptions.htm.