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Congratulations Illinois members that passed the May 2022 AICP Exam!

We're proud of these Illinois planners! The next time you see them online or in person, be sure to give them an virtual high-five or elbow bump and say "Congratulations, AICP Candidate!"

  • Adam Beaver

  • Lindsey Frey

  • Aaron Gatdula

  • Hannah Marriott

  • Gabrielle Mattingly

  • James McClanahan

  • Katherine McManus

  • Tyler Middendorf

  • Miriam Savad

  • Mika Schweizer

  • Troy Simpson

  • Kevin Walsh

  • Shuake Wuzhati

What's next for these fearless individuals? Great question. With APA's new One Path to AICP process, once you pass the AICP Exam the next step is earning the required amount of professional planning experience. The final step is then applying to become AICP!

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The American Institute of Certified Planners is APA's professional institute and provides the only nationwide, independent verification of planners' qualifications. Certified planners pledge to uphold high standards of practice, ethics, and professional conduct, and to keep their skills sharp and up to date by continuously pursuing advanced professional education.

If you're curious about what it takes to become certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), please visit

New steps to AICP Certification

Good news! The new One Path to AICP streamlines the certification process.

  1. Be a member of APA

  2. Prep for the AICP Exam

  3. Register for the AICP Exam

  4. Take the AICP Exam and pass!

  5. Earn / provide your educational and professional experience

  6. Become AICP!


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