Advanced Specialty Certification

Program Update

The Advanced Specialty Certification exams were offered for the last time in May 2018. Applications for the Certified Environmental Planner (CEP), Certified Transportation Planner (CTP) and Certified Urban Designer (CUD) credentials will not be accepted after this time.


About Advanced Specialty Certification

Hiring an AICP CEP, AICP CTP, or AICP CUD planner can ensure that services are being provided by a professional who demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and ethical conduct, continuing education, and proper training.

Those considering an ASC credential must:

  • Be AICP-credentialed planners who have fulfilled voluntary requirements for certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners, APA's Professional Institute
  • Be recognized as members in good standing
  • Have demonstrated at least eight years of work experience in their fields
  • Have passed a rigorous exam

Test Development Process

APA's ASC exams were developed in conjunction with Prometric. Get an overview on the proven test development process that guided creation of the exams.


Certification Maintenance

AICP members who become AICP CEP, AICP CTP, or AICP CUD must comply with AICP's Certification Maintenance requirements and remain members of the Institute to maintain the credential.

  • A minimum of 10 of the 32 CM required credits per reporting period must be on the topic of transportation, environmental planning, or urban design.
  • Credits may be self-reported (limit of 8) or earned through a registered CM provider and must be recorded in the member's personal CM log.
  • Training should be at an advanced level but will not be uniquely approved or identified as such on the AICP CM Calendar. Each member is responsible for determining the level of training that is appropriate for his or her particular situation.

ASC adds credibility to a planner's qualifications. An ASC planner understands the science behind policy and has the knowledge to develop creative approaches to balancing economic and environmental conditions, population, and quality of life.

I highly recommend ASC to other urban planners and environmental planners. Planners need to ensure that city plans reflect concepts for sustainability and preservation of environmental quality. ASC provides an additional level of credibility to the role of the City Planner in the development process.

—Lori Trottier, AICP CEP

The CTP credential separates you from the pack. It demonstrates your knowledge and commitment to your specialty field. Planners should pursue advanced specialty certification if they are committed to their practice. For someone who has the passion and motivation to be an industry leader, absolutely yes!

—Catherine LaFata, AICP CTP

Advanced Specialty Certification offers the public a greater level of confidence when selecting or working with a planner by helping to ensure a specific area of expertise.

I strongly recommend Advanced Specialty Certification as a way of continuing to demonstrate a planner's skills and competence as the fields of planning and design become increasingly more complex.

—Jonathan Henney, AICP CUD


AICP Members Who Earned ASC Designation in May 2017

AICP Certified Environmental Planner

Erin Degutis, AICP CEP
Denver, Colorado

Kim Gennaro-Oancea, AICP CEP
Merrick, New York

Richard Quasarano, AICP CEP
San Diego, California

AICP Certified Transportation Planner

Lethal Coe, AICP CTP
Bellingham, Washington

Robert Deaton, AICP CTP
Garner, North Carolina

Scarlet Hammons, AICP CTP
Aventura, Florida

Ryan Head, AICP CTP
Boise, Idaho

Robin Owen, AICP CTP
San Diego, California

William Pugh, AICP CTP
Arlington, Virginia

Bruce Richards, AICP CTP
Metairie, Louisiana

Jennifer Savage, AICP CTP
Belmont, California

Steven Segerlin, AICP CTP
Washington, D.C.

Thomas Whalen, AICP CTP
Saint Petersburg, Florida

AICP Certified Urban Designer

Harvey Clark, AICP CUD
Alexandria, Virginia

Karen Hundt, AICP CUD
Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Matthew Panfil, AICP CUD
Vail, Colorado

Vaneetha Ross, AICP CUD
Atlanta, Georgia

Merrill St. Leger-Demian, AICP CUD
Washington, D.C.

Advanced Specialty Certificate Holders

AICP CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER

Neil J. Angus, AICP CEP

Frank J. Armento, AICP CEP

James E. Barnes, AICP CEP

Dennis A. Bechtel, AICP CEP

Glen A. Belnay, AICP CEP

Brian P. Bender, AICP CEP

Brian J. Bisnett, AICP CEP

Stephanie Blanco, AICP CEP

Michael E. Brusseau, AICP CEP

James W. Carter, AICP CEP

Craig Casper, AICP CEP CTP*

Patrick Cleary, AICP CEP

Tracey M. Clothier, AICP CEP

Randolph J. Coleman, AICP CEP

William E. Couch, AICP CEP

Kevin F. Coyle, AICP CEP

Erin A. Degutis, AICP CEP

Michael J. DeRosier, AICP CEP

Paul M. Drake, AICP CEP

Robert Edgerton, AICP CEP

Lesli K. Ellis, AICP CEP

John J. Farrell, AICP CEP

Jamie M. Fay, AICP CEP

Douglas T. Feremenga, AICP CEP

Peter A. Flinker, AICP CEP CUD

Marc A. Foster, AICP CEP

Maria L. Franson, AICP CEP

William P. Fritz, AICP CEP

Stephanie Gallagher, AICP CEP

Gordon R. Gaste, AICP CEP

Peter W. Gower, AICP CEP

John J. Guenther, AICP CEP

Barry F. Hersh, AICP CEP

Richard J. Hoch, AICP CEP

Kevin T. Hughes, AICP CEP

R. Porter Ingrum, AICP CEP

William Jacobs, AICP CEP

Janice Jijina, AICP CEP

Christa Jordan, AICP CEP

Jeff Kane, AICP CEP

Charles E. Kessler, AICP CEP

Anna M. Kitces, AICP CEP

Derek S. Koellmann, AICP CEP

Sandra Lee, AICP CEP

Abe Leider, AICP CEP

Stephen Lopez, AICP CEP

Jacquelyn Lynch, AICP CEP

Dahvia Lynch, AICP CEP

Kevin R. Maddoux, AICP CEP

Patrick M. Marchman, AICP CEP

Andy G. Markos, AICP CEP

Kristin B. Maseman, AICP CEP

George H. McKibbon, AICP CEP

Richard Miller, AICP CEP

Laurence Miner, AICP CEP

J. Peter Noonan, AICP CEP

Kim Gennaro Oancea, AICP CEP

Catherine Pagano, AICP CEP

Maureen Paz De Araujo, FAICP CTP CEP

David J. Plante, AICP CEP

Joseph P. Power, AICP CEP

Richard P. Quasarano, AICP CEP

Patty W. Riley, AICP CEP

Leslie Robbins, AICP CEP

Raymond Robinson III, AICP CEP

Patricia A. Rosend, AICP CEP

Sage S. Schaan, AICP CEP

Anthony J. Scolaro, AICP CEP

Ali Shapouri, AICP CEP

Nan C. Stolzenburg, AICP CEP

Mark A. Towne, AICP CEP

Lori E. Trottier, AICP CEP

Lance Unverzagt, AICP CEP

Andrea Urbas, AICP CEP CUD

Craig S. Vassel, AICP CEP

Jason R. Wager, AICP CEP

Cory H. Wilkinson, AICP CEP

Ben Williams, AICP CEP

Douglas V. Winkler, AICP CEP

Nancy D. Woltering, AICP CEP

Keith J. Woodcock, AICP CEP

Shellie M. Zias-Roe, AICP CEP

AICP CERTIFIED TRANSPORTATION PLANNER

David Ausherman, AICP CTP

Robert D. Balmes, AICP CTP

Charles P. Barmby, AICP CTP

Nityananda Basu, AICP CTP

Jamie T. Bents, AICP CTP

Robert S. Brown, AICP CTP

Anthony Bruzzone, AICP CTP

Dan Burke, AICP CTP

Wesley L. Burket, AICP CTP

Kimberly A. Burton, AICP CTP

Craig Casper, AICP CEP CTP*

Simon Choi, AICP CTP

Lethal E. Coe, AICP CTP

Chris Comeau, AICP CTP

Laurie Cummings, AICP CTP

Matthew M. Day, AICP CTP

Robert W. Deaton, AICP CTP

Jennifer S. Denmark, AICP CTP

Tim A. Erney, AICP CTP

James A. Garofalo, AICP CTP

Philip N. Greenwald, AICP CTP

Ryan L. Guffey, AICP CTP

Dharm Guruswamy, AICP CTP

Scarlet R. Hammons, AICP CTP

Bjorn E. Hansen, AICP CTP

Ryan W. Head, AICP CTP

Terrence M. Heffron, AICP CTP

Matthew Hermen, AICP CTP

Carlos Hernandez, AICP CTP

Raymond Hess, AICP CTP

Darrell L. Howard, AICP CTP

Martin D. Hull, AICP CTP

Elizabeth D. Hynes, AICP CTP

Aaron Iverson, AICP CTP

Andrew K. Jackson, AICP CTP

Hal R. Johnson, AICP CTP

Alexander E. Kalamaros, AICP CTP

Bruce L. Kaplan, AICP CTP

J. Allen Kemplen, AICP CTP

Lawrence J. Kirch, AICP CTP

John C. Kopp, AICP CTP

Anamika Laad, AICP CTP

Catherine P. LaFata, AICP CTP

Caroline E. Lanford, AICP CTP

Michael D. Larson, AICP CTP

Nickalus Lepp, AICP CTP

Alfredo R. Lopez, AICP CTP

Lesley D. Lowe, AICP CTP

William F. Lyons, AICP CTP

Suzanne T. Mack-Magro, AICP CTP

Celia McAdam, FAICP CTP

Andrew J. McClurg, AICP CTP

Karen T. McGuire, AICP CTP

Robert W. McHaney, AICP CTP

Oliver Miller, AICP CTP

Thomas R. Murphy, AICP CTP

Zoe Neaderland, AICP CTP

Calvin C. Nelson, AICP CTP

Mike Nilsson, AICP CTP

Steve Noble, AICP CTP

Theodore Orosz, AICP CTP

Robin W. Owen, AICP CTP

Costa Pappis, AICP CTP

Chester A. Parsons, AICP CTP

Maureen Paz De Araujo, FAICP CTP CEP

Joel Pfundt, AICP CTP

John M. Podczerwinsky, AICP CTP

Timothy A. Preece, AICP CTP

Daniel L. Prevost, AICP CTP

William E. Pugh, AICP CTP

Cara S. Radzins, AICP CTP

Richard Ravit, AICP CTP

Paula J. Reeves, AICP CTP

Bruce J. Richards, AICP CTP

Thomas B. Rickert, AICP CTP

Michael L. Schmitt, AICP CTP

Jeff R. Schwein, AICP CTP

Steven C. Segerlin, AICP CTP

Michael Singleton, AICP CTP

Atma Ram Sookram, AICP CTP

Margaret T. Storrow, AICP CTP

Jennifer A. Stults, AICP CTP

Theresa A. Szymanis, AICP CTP

Elizabeth E. Teague, AICP CTP

Ray S. Tomczak, AICP CTP

Diana E. Vargas, AICP CTP

Charles J. Wade, AICP CTP

Trish Wallace, AICP CTP

Thomas M. Whalen, AICP CTP

Leonard Wolfenstein, AICP CTP

AICP CERTIFIED URBAN DESIGNER

Cynthia J. Albright, AICP CUD, GISP

Trevor T. Barger, FAICP CUD

Christopher P. Barry, AICP CUD

Constance C. Bodurow, AICP CUD

Kevin Chavous, AICP CUD

Harvey Clark, Jr, AICP CUD

Ignacio Correa-Ortiz, AICP CUD

Carrie J. Davis, AICP CUD

Andrew Dobshinsky, AICP CUD

Ela Dokonal, AICP CUD

Kyle Ezell, AICP CUD

Jason R. Ficht, AICP CUD

Peter A. Flinker, AICP CEP CUD

Matthew J. Flis, AICP CUD

Robert P. Franke, AICP CUD

Dennis G. Goderre, AICP CUD

Claire E. Hempel, AICP CUD

Jonathan D. Henney, AICP CUD

Fred Heyer, AICP CUD

John R. Hixenbaugh III, AICP CUD

Karen A. Hundt, AICP CUD

Michael A. Kowski, AICP CUD

Adam Light, AICP CUD

Bennett W. Mark, AICP CUD

J. Kent Marsh, AICP CUD

Michael E. Nichols, AICP CUD

Gerhard B. Pagenstecher, AICP CUD

Matthew C. Panfil, AICP CUD

Ken Pirie, AICP CUD

Lina M. Rodriguez, AICP CUD

Vaneetha S. Ross, AICP CUD

Shawn Schaefer, AICP CUD

Andrew J. Schwartz, AICP CUD

Kimberly Selby, AICP CUD

Douglas R. Shaw, AICP CUD

Donald P. Shockey, AICP CUD

Janet B. Shull, AICP CUD

Mark W. Soden, AICP CUD

Merrill St. Leger-Demian, AICP CUD

Andrea Urbas, AICP CEP CUD

David A. Wade, AICP CUD

Zhen Wu, AICP, AICP CUD

Kuei-Kang Wu, AICP CUD



* denotes deceased



Program Status

The Advanced Specialty Certification exams were offered for the last time in May 2018. Applications for the Certified Environmental Planner (CEP), Certified Transportation Planner (CTP), and Certified Urban Designer (CUD) credentials will not be accepted after this time.