Do You Know About the AICP Candidate Pilot Program?
APA is about to rollout a pilot program to accelerate the AICP exam process for students and graduates of PAB-accredited programs who have not yet reached the standard threshold for taking the test based on obtaining a minimum number of years of qualified professional experience after graduation. You can take the test first, then earn your AICP later, after you have gained the required experience, knowing you have already passed the exam.
Who Is Eligible to Participate in the Pilot?
Students and graduates of PAB-accredited programs may apply to the program.
When Does This Pilot Program Launch?
In November 2017, qualified members may apply to participate. Beginning in December 2017, graduates of PAB-accredited programs may register to sit for the May 2018 AICP Certification Exam.
AICP Candidate Pilot Program Timeline
AICP Candidate Pilot Program participants have five years to earn the AICP credential. That period begins when the participant applies to the program (Step 1) and ends when their essays are approved, they pay AICP dues, and they join AICP (Step 3). Five years allow sufficient time for participants who begin as students in undergraduate-level PAB programs to complete the program.
For more information, please visit the APA website.