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Congratulations Illinois members that passed the November 2020 AICP Exam!

Updated: Jan 20, 2021

We're proud of these Illinois planners for not only passing the AICP Exam but also studying in the middle of a pandemic and pivoting to an online exam! Go ahead and add the skill "tenacity" to your LinkedIn profile, you've earned it! 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 (while adhering to public health guidelines, of course)!

  • Mark Bennett, AICP Candidate

  • Carol Brobeck, AICP Candidate

  • Mary Gerut, AICP

  • Jack Humes, AICP

  • Marguerite Kenny, AICP Candidate

  • Lindsay Levine, AICP

  • Paulina Martinez Hernandez

  • Johnathan McFarlane, AICP Candidate

  • Katherine Nickele, AICP Candidate

  • Laura Pinzon, AICP Candidate

  • Neil Reindel, AICP

  • Cassandra Rice, AICP

  • Michael Ryzhov, AICP Candidate

  • Ashley Sarver, AICP

  • Siddharth Shah, AICP Candidate

  • Michael Smith, AICP Candidate

  • Jesse Thomas, AICP Candidate

  • Chayton True, AICP

  • Erik Turner, AICP

  • Lily Wilcock, AICP

  • Paul Zalmezak, AICP

There were 522 regular and 231 AICP Candidate testers in November. The pass rate was 56% for the regular exam and 60% for the AICP Candidate exam.

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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

Taking the an exam in 2021?

Good news! Getting AICP-certified is simpler and more flexible than ever.

APA is rolling out a new, enhanced platform for the AICP certification process. To ensure a smooth experience for applicants, the winter application window will open January 5.

See updated deadlines for the May 2021 certification cycle

Take these steps to AICP Certification

  1. Get educated and gain experience (make sure you meet criteria to apply)

  2. Apply for Certification

  3. Submit your planning essays and/or take the exam (you pick the order)

  4. Become AICP!

See more details on this process at

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