APA is now offering a temporary exemption for all AICP members affected by COVID-19 which provides flexibility to keep your AICP membership. Members who qualify will be able to reduce CM requirements by 4 CM credits for every quarter of a year that they were affected by COVID-19. Factors that determine hardship may include the inability to pay basic and reasonable living expenses, homelessness, death of an immediate family member, or a physical or mental health situation that affects the member or an immediate family member for whom the member is the immediate caregiver.
- Members who need to care for another person, including parents and children (such as homeschooling).
- Members who are still employed but are temporarily financially burdened.
- Members who work in hazard planning and are temporarily experiencing high volumes of work.
For more information on Certification Maintenance exemptions, please visit the APA website page for Exemptions or complete the online application for the Extreme Hardship Temporary CM Exemption: Application