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APA Los Angeles & USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Present: AICP Exam Study Session
March 26, 2017

Prepare for the AICP exam in May or November with APA Los Angeles' annual AICP Study Session. Distinguished faculty and planning professionals will give targeted lectures on a variety of exam topics, including: history, theory, planning law, emerging trends, and planning ethics. An overview of the new exam format will also be provided. This event is intended for people who are already signed up to take the exam, and those considering it in the near future. Speakers will include:

  • Carol Barrett, FAICP, Assistant Director of Planning and Transportation (retired), City of Burbank
  • Kathy Kolnick, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California
  • Diana Varat, Attorney, Richards, Watson & Gershon
  • Melani Smith, AICP, Adjunct Faculty, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California
  • Marissa Aho, AICP, Region VI AICP Commissioner

There is ample bike parking on campus, as well as several transit options, including the Expo Line. Arrivals by car should use Gate 3 on Figueroa and park in structure PS-X. Parking is $10.


  • WHEN: Saturday, April 8 from 10 AM - 3 PM
  • WHERE: University of Southern California, 650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • HOW MUCH: $20 for members, $40 for non-members, $10 for students (free for USC students) (lunch included)
  • REGISTRATION/RSVP: Registration is required. Online Registration (click here to register) 
UC Berkeley Expands Multimodal Transportation Training Series
March 11, 2017

UC Berkeley Tech Transfer is the California transportation community's source for professional training, expert assistance, and information resources. For the academic year 2016-2017, Tech Transfer is expanding our Multimodal Transportation training series.

California is on the forefront of making our transportation systems multi-modal, integrated, inter-connected, context-sensitive, safe, and sustainable. Our courses in Multimodal Transportation will help you transform your community to accommodate various travel modes beyond the motor vehicle and achieve the quality of life that you desire for future generations.

Learn more about UC Berkeley’s Tech Transfer, visit techtransfer.berkeley.edu/training

PDF icon Multimodal Flyer Feb 2017.pdf
APA/AICP Exam Update Reources
January 16, 2017

The APA/AICP has updated ​the exam content and reading list for planning professionals sitting for the exam beginning in May 2017. This is the first comprehensive update of the AICP Certification Exam since 2007​. Below is information you need to prepare for the exam.

AICP CM Distance Learning Opportunities

Below are links to free or low cost training sessions that have been approved for AICP CMs.


CM Credit Opportunities - Updated!

Does your employer provide in-house staff training sessions ? Are you interested in obtaining CM credits by attending on-the-job training? It's possible that your staff trainings are eligible for AICP CMs. Applying for CMs is quick and easy. Contact your Central Coast Section Professional Development Officer, Lilly Rudolph, at lrudolph (at) rinconconsultants.com to learn how.

AICP Exam Assistance

Your Central Coast Section Professional Development Officer is available to help you prepare for the AICP exam! If you need advice on applying to take the exam, access to free study materials, or a just some words of encouragement, please do not hesitate to contact Lilly Rudolph.

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