Certification Maintenance

AICP’s Certification Maintenance Credits

We post opportunities for CM credits as we are aware of them on our APA Indiana events page. To add an event to the calendar, please send an email to administrator@indianaplanning.org with the event name, date, time, location, description, and website (if applicable).  Events may include affiliated disciplines such as architecture, urban design, economic development, community development, etc.

Certification Maintenance (CM)

  • For questions regarding what educational opportunities will offer CM credit, please contact the coordinator or identified contact for each specific opportunity (or the originator of the email/notice).
  • Please note: Some providers of educational opportunities may not be aware of the AICP CM credit program and this would be a good opportunity to let them know that there is interest among our membership to register their offerings for CM credit. You can find more information about submitting an opportunity for CM credits here.


Members are allowed to report up to 8 CM credits that are from activities not registered by a provider. The ability to claim these “self-reported” credits is scheduled to launch with the new system. Self-study is a term that identifies distance education products, such as online courses, CD ROMs, etc. There is no limit to the number of CM credits a member may claim from these types of educational activities.

National Planning Conference CM Credit Calculation

All sessions at the National Planning Conference were registered for CM credit according to the duration of the training provided. An hour of training was registered for 1.0 CM credits, not 1.25 credits.

Partial CM Credit

Members are not allowed to claim partial credit for an activity. Members can only log the number of credits that are registered by the provider. If your event is designed to offer the flexibility of attending a portion of the full event (e.g. attendees being able to attend one-day out of a two-day workshop, or half of a full day event), then we encourage you to register it for CM credit under the “multi-part event” option.

APA's CM Credits