The American Planning Association provides leadership in the development of vital communities for all by advocating excellence in planning, promoting education and resident empowerment, and providing our members with the tools and support necessary to ethically meet the challenges of growth and change.
For resources that are specific to students visit these areas of the APA website
AICP Certification is the only nationwide, independent verification of planners’ qualifications. Earn the AICP Certification and colleagues and employers will know that you have the academic qualifications, relevant work experience, and mastery of essential skills required to serve your community effectively.
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Become a Planner
West Virginia has planning and planning adjacent programs at various higher learning institutes including, but not limited to:
West Virginia University - Environ. and Community Planning
Fairmont State - Communication - Government Concentration
Davis and Elkins -Sustainability Studies
Alderson Broaddus University - Natural Resource Management
Glenville State - Energy and Land Management
Additionally APA National has a list of Planning Accreditation Board accredited programs which meet APA's agreed-upon standards for planning education.