Professional Development

APA Kansas assists members with improving their knowledge and understanding of planning.  The KS chapter provides and promotes professional development opportunities around the state, region, and country.  We also seek out opportunities to work with experts and organizations in related professional fields.

Our Professional Development Officer is Bonnie Johnson, PhD, AICP.

Bonnie Johnson, PhD, AICP, Associate Professor, University of Kansas
Urban Planning Program, School of Public Affairs & Administration
1460 Jayhawk Blvd., Snow Hall, Room 207, Lawrence, KS 66045

APA Learn

The APA website now offers “APA Learn” which has over 375 online courses for over 500 AICP CM credits including LAW and ETHICS sessions.  It does cost money though.  For members, 1.5 CM credits are around $30.00.

Learn more about the topics covered in this blog post of “APA Learn: Planning Education from A to Z”:


AICP Exam application window opens June 3rd – Need tips for studying?

The next exam window is November 4-18, 2019.  The application window opens June 3rd and closes June 27th.  The early bird deadline is June 10th. The early bird deadline is good because if there are any issues with your application, they will tell you and allow you to try again right away instead of waiting until the next application window in December.

There will be an AICP Exam prep session at the Quad State Conference in October.  In the meantime, if you send Bonnie Johnson an email, she can send you a link to more study resources as well.


As always, if you have questions about applying for the AICP exam, taking the exam, or getting your CM credits, let Bonnie know.  She is also available to read your application if you need another set of eyes.