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.
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 planning.org/certification/
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.
Take these steps to AICP Certification
Get educated and gain experience (make sure you meet criteria to apply)
Apply for Certification
Submit your planning essays and/or take the exam (you pick the order)