The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is the American Planning Association’s (APA) professional institute and provides the only nationwide, independent verification of planners’ qualifications. Certified planners pledge to uphold high standards of practice, ethics, and professional conduct, and to keep their skills sharp and up to date by continuously pursuing advanced professional education.
Today we celebrate Elaine passing the AICP exam, which according to Planetizen has a pass rate of only 64%. She has studied extremely hard over the last several months and it has certainly paid off. Elaine splits her time at the office working on park planning and design, active transportation plans, and comprehensive planning for cities, towns, and counties. She is also a LEED Green Associate.
Her skills as a planner have blossomed under the tutelage of Jim Pashek who has pioneered a new paradigm in community planning called the Implementable Comprehensive Plan. Together Elaine and Jim have taken planning to a new level by focusing on community needs and implementable steps through a unique public engagement process.
Congrats again Elaine!