Professional Growth

APA Florida provides a variety of unique educational and networking opportunities for members through our conferences, regional section activities, and AICP exam preparation programs. Our annual Florida Chapter Conference offers multiple opportunities for planners to stay current in the planning field and to network with other leaders in the planning profession. APA Florida also nominates planners to become members of the AICP College of Fellows.

Professional Development Officer

The Chapter Vice President of Professional Development (PDO) assists local sections in delivering professional growth and development opportunities and coordinates between the Chapter and the national APA/AICP. The Chapter PDO and Vice President of CM provide assistance with information regarding AICP Exam preparation. The Chapter Office serves as the point of contact for obtaining the Chapter Presidents Council AICP Exam Preparation Study Manual.

Contact: APA Florida Vice President of Professional Development or Vice President of Certification Maintenance

Section PDOs

Each APA Florida regional section includes a Professional Development Officer(s) who coordinate local/regional trainings, workshops, section meetings, and in some locations preparation for the annual AICP examination. To contact one of the Professional Development Officers, please contact your section's leadership.

Partnering with APA Florida for AICP CM Credit

In September 2018, the APA Florida Executive Committee adopted a set of Standard Operating Procedures, or SOPs, for determining when the Chapter would co-host an AICP CM Credit event. A copy of the SOPs can be found here. Below is an abbreviated version of the key points.