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University of Oklahoma


October 2-3, 2014


  October 4 - University of Oklahoma RCPL Alumni Reunion


Oklahoma Brownfields Conference

November 5-6, 2014



Rethink • Reinvest • Reinvent: The Oklahoma Brownfields Conference 2014 brings realtors, developers, attorneys, architects, remediation specialists, engineers and government agencies together to hear from industry leaders about the economic, social, and environmental impact of Brownfields redevelopment. This event has become a very exciting time for public and private partners to share ideas and accomplishments from across the region and is known for setting standards nationwide. Some of the topics that will be highlighted at this year’s conference are:

  • Brownfields & LEED certification

  • Infill and Brownfield Redevelopments

  • Landfill Redevelopment

  • Bringing Commercial Banks on board for Brownfield Financing

  • Environmental Insurance & Who Needs It

  • Holistic Approaches to Brownfield Redevelopment

This year’s conference will be held November 5-6 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and sponsored by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, the City of Tulsa, Tulsa Industrial Authority, Bank of Oklahoma, Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc., Flintco, Covanta, Manhattan Construction, Enercon, Terracon, and the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, among others.


 For AICP members, CMs are available. Click here for more information:


Free APA Events for CM Credit

APA provides many opportunities to log CM credits free - on-line. 



APA On-Line Learning

APA offers a series of online courses on the latest topics in planning.



Free Tuesdays at APA: 
Lectures and Podcasts


Each month in Chicago, APA hosts a free after-work lecture and discussion in which practicing planners and researchers discuss innovative ideas and concepts or present their latest projects. These programs offer Certification Maintenance (CM) credit for attendees. They are also recorded and offered for CM credit through distance education. AICP members listen to the audio recording and follow along with a provided PowerPoint.

CM | 1.0 per live lecture or recording.  

Utah Chapter APA Webinars

Earn up to 48 CM credits on your computer – no cost to APA members.  Law and Ethics CM credits available.




Previous Tuesdays at APA

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Most are available for CM credit - on-line or subscribe through iTunes:



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http://www.planning.org/education/commissions     OKAPA Planning Commissioner Guide

AICP Certification Maintenance

The first reporting period for Certification Maintenance began January 1, 2008, and ends December 31, 2009.  During each reporting period, AICP members must earn a total of 32 CM credits (1 hour = 1 CM credit).* A minimum of 1.5 credits must be on the topic of ethics, and another 1.5

credits must be on the topic of current planning law.  A member who exceeds the required 32 credits may carry over a total of 16 credits to the next reporting period, but cannot carry over the law and ethics credits.


* AICP members who received a CPD certificate valid to the end of 2009 will begin their reporting period on January 1, 2010.


Program Details

AICP members must earn a total of 32 CM credits (1 hour = 1 CM credit) within their two-year reporting period. AICP members may report credits for activities that were registered since April 14, 2007, and will have an automatic four month-grace period, without penalty, so members are able to continue to earn and log credits for their reporting through April 30 to complete the CM requirement.


A minimum of 1.5 credits must be on the topic of ethics, and another 1.5 credits must be on the topic of current planning law. AICP members may carry over a maximum of 16 credits from one reporting period into the subsequent reporting period; however, ethics and planning law credits cannot be carried over to the next two-year reporting period. AICP members who do not meet CM requirements within four years will lose AICP certification and will be obliged to seek recertification in order to regain the AICP credential.


All professional development activities must be approved and registered to be eligible for CM credit and recorded into your online CM log.



Certification Maintenance Program for AICP Members 

How to Earn CM Credits


Earn CM credits at your desk

APA's new Digital Capture service is a great way to earn CM credits. The service lets you listen to web-based tutorials while following along with PowerPoint presentations. Choose from nearly 200 sessions on topics that include transportation, the federal stimulus package, ethics, climate change, and urban design.


See:  http://www.planning.org/conference/previous/2009/digitalcapture.htm


Free APA Events for CM Credit

APA provides many opportunities to log CM credits free - on-line.  Tuesdays at APA (see below) is one of these opportunities.


Other opportunities can be found on this APA web page:




On-Line Planning Courses

The American Planning Association now offers a series of online courses on the latest topics in planning, hosted by APA's learning partner, Captus Press.


Each course contains interactive multimedia presentations and downloadable PowerPoint files. Progress quizzes to consolidate your learning and a discussion group where you can interact freely with other planning professionals is available for each course.


2 on-line courses are summarized to the right.


See: http://professional.captus.com/Planning/Default.aspx




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Hot Topics in Planning Law

Professional planners must stay current on changes in the law in order to practice effectively. This interactive course gives planners the information they need to know about three evolving areas of the law: property rights; signs and billboards; and climate change law.

From digital billboards to AB 32; from the Next Generation Energy Act of 2007 to green building codes; from Oregon’s Measure 49 to the impact of Kelo v. the City of New London, learn the latest in how changes in the law impact how planners work.

CM | 3.0

Cost: $99.95

Length: 3 hours

Access Period: 4 weeks

Fulfills Law Requirement: Yes

Ethical Practice for Practicing Planners

Ethical Practice for Practicing Planners explains the tenets of the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, and challenges participants to analyze situations, reflect on dilemmas, and apply the code. Throughout the course, planning ethics experts discuss how they might respond to several proposed scenarios.

This course is not intended to serve as a Formal Advisory Ruling under the provisions of the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Rather, the course begins to address some of the ethical challenges planners may face and highlight available resources for further information or reflection.

CM | 2.0

Cost: $49.95

Length: 2 hours

Access Period: 4 weeks

Fulfills Ethics Requirement: Yes


How to Claim and Record CM Credits

Please visit the Certification Maintenance section to claim your credits.  You may use the following steps.

  • Login using your APA ID# and password

  • Select My CM log

  • Select Add Credits

  • Under Browse, click on the option Distance Education and use the search box to locate the activity you are seeking
    by typing in the title of the activity

  • To select, click on the name of the activity and a pop up box will appear

  • Please rate, add a comment (optional), and click on the Ethics statement and answer, before hitting SUBMIT


     For assistance with your log, please send all inquiries to AICPCM@planning.org.




Certification Maintenance Program for AICP Members 


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See http://www.planning.org/audioconference/   for more info.

Information on how to become a CM Provider.

For more continued education opportunities, see  Planning Education at a Distance (PED).

PED is an Internet based educational tool that provides planners and government officials with
on-line urban and regional planning related continuing education opportunities.

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