Annual Classroom Reviews

2019 Classroom

The next Annual AICP Classroom will occur March 30, 2019. Contact Steve Sadlowski, AICP, CCAPA Professional Development Officer (PDO) via email at any time for additional information.

2018 Classroom Presentations

The Chapter also co-hosts a 1.25 hour AICP Exam Preparation Session with the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapters annually at the Southern New England Planning Conference (SNEAPA). 

AICP also holds an Annual AICP Exam Preparation session at its National Planning Conference.


Other Resources

An online guide to the exam, resources and illustrative questions are available through the American Planning Association.


Library Reference Desk

APA has suggested over 60 selected readings to help prepare candidates for the AICP Examination. You may view the full list on their website. The following readings from that list are available in a non-circulating folder in the Reference Room of the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller Street, Meriden (across the street from City Hall):

  • AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Everyday Ethics for Planners
  • Planning Theory for Practitioners
  • The Practice of Local Government Planning (3rd Edition, 2000)
  • Land Use in a Nutshell
  • Redesigning Cities

Ask the reference librarian for the “AICP Exam” materials. Directions and hours for the library can on the town’s website.


AICP Exam Fee Scholarships

The AICP Scholarship Program offers assistance to one individual annually who may defer taking, or is unable to take, the AICP exam because of its high cost. Scholarship recipients pay reduced fees to AICP as follows:

  • First time AICP applicants: $135 (combined application and exam fee)
  • Previously approved AICP applicants: $65 (exam fee only)


Reduced AICP Exam Fee Scholarship Selection Criteria

To qualify you must submit a written explanation of financial hardship (including financial hardship caused by a budget cutback in a firm or agency).

  • Members of ethnic or racial minorities shall be given preference.
  • The applicant selected will be otherwise unlikely to take the exam without the reduced fee.
  • The applicant’s employer will not subsidize the exam fee.

It is ultimately up to the Chapter PDO to decide what constitutes financial hardship (Item #1 merely gives the general framework). Please send your request to Steve Sadlowski, AICP, Connecticut Chapter, American Planning Association, via email .

Best of luck with your exam preparation!