With VERY UNofficial, we try to provide a free study resource for the AICP exam. However, like most things, it costs money to operate and maintain our podcast. That's why we rely on the generosity of listeners like you to help us keep the show going. Based on the feedback we've been receiving, we'll be doubling down on creating new episodes in 2024. Your donations will help us have the time and resources to produce new episodes, pay for podcast hosting services, and all the other little expenses that add up. Your support essentially makes it possible for this podcast to stay open, available, and free.
"BOOKED ON PLANNING"
We're taking a short break to let you know about a new planning podcast coming your way. Booked on Planning is a podcast that goes deep into the planning books that have helped shape the world of community and regional planning. Stephanie Rouse, AICP - Professional Development Office of the Nebraska APA and host of the upcoming podcast - joins to talk about how the podcast came to be, what it's all about, and how it can help out AICP hopefuls and planning veterans alike.
After preparing, studying for, and passing the exam in November of 2019, I realized there weren't a whole of FREE materials that helped provide some guidance through the certification process from start to finish. I couldn't find much relating to the application process (mostly the criteria questions), and while there were some free materials available online, I found it hard to find the time to set aside to study.
And that's how this podcast was born. It serves as a free resource for people to prepare for the AICP certification, from start to finish, all in an audio format that you can listen to while commuting to or from work (your first or second job), while doing chores, going for a run, taking care of family, or anything else. Help with certification should be available to anyone, regardless of the financial ability to purchase study materials, or their ability to have the free time to study.
Jonathan Miller, MPA, AICP, GISP
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