2020 AICP Exam Fee Reimbursements

For the May 2020 Exam

The American Institute of Certified Planners and the APA Iowa Chapter encourage those with financial hardships to become AICP members by taking advantage of the AICP Exam Fee Reimbursement Program. This program offers assistance to those individuals who may defer taking or are unable to take the AICP exam because of the high cost. The May 2020 AICP Exam testing window is May 11-23, 2020.

Applications will be accepted anytime through FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020 for the May 2020 testing window. Applicants selected to receive the reimbursements will be notified within one week of application submission.

Reimbursement Amounts:

  • $350 for Traditional AICP Exam Applicants
  • $85 for AICP Candidate Pilot Program Participants

APA-Iowa is allotted one scholarship per year. Applicants must submit a letter explaining the financial hardship (including financial hardship caused by a budget cutback in a firm or agency), which necessitated the request. The letter should be no more than two (2) pages and need to include the applicant’s APA membership identification number. Applicants must also verify if they are a traditional AICP Exam applicant or an AICP Candidate Pilot Program participant.

Preference is given to:

  • Applicants who otherwise will be unlikely to take the exam without the reimbursement;
  • Applicants whose employer will not subsidized the exam fee; or
  • Members of ethnic or racial minorities.

Application letters should be submitted to Charlie Cowell, AICP, Iowa APA Chapter PDO at ccowell@rdgusa.com by March 15, 2020 for the May testing window.  For the November testing window the submission deadline is October 15, 2020.