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July 6, 2017
2017 GIS in Transit Conference Approved for Nearly 50 AICP-CM Credits

Des Plaines, IL  - URISA, the National Center for Transit Research and the Transportation Research Board are pleased to announce that the 2017 National GIS in Transit Conference was approved for 46.5 AICP-CM credits. The conference, taking place September 6-8 in Washington, DC, features workshops, breakout sessions, keynote addresses and more.

Approved AICP-CM credits range from 8.5 for participation in full-day URISA workshops (Asset Management: Planning, Strategy and Implementation and Using GTFS Data in ArcGIS); 3.0 credits for the Leadership Development for GIS/Transit Professionals morning workshop and 4.0 credits for the GTFS & GIS 101 afternoon workshop. 1.5 credits have been approved for each of fifteen breakout sessions on topics ranging from Modeling and Planning for Transit Mobility to Minding the Gap? Designing Transit Services to Fill Gaps and Enhance Access.

The 2017 GIS in Transit Conference approved credits are detailed within the American Planning Association’s online  AICP Certification Maintenance Activity Directory and within the attached table. The  online  conference schedule also references the AICP-CM approved content. 

Transit GIS provides an easy and cost-effective way for professional planners to earn substantial CM credits. For details about the conference, visit  http://www.urisa.org/transitgis

In addition, conference attendees also earn valuable education points for GIS Professional (GISP) certification through the  GIS Certification Institute, of which URISA is a founding member.

Attachments: AICP-CM Approved Credits (PDF & PNG)

  • The  American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is the American Planning Association's professional institute and the recognized leader in certifying professional planners and promoting ethical planning, professional development, planning education, and standards of practice. To maintain their certification, AICP members are required to continue their education through Certification Maintenance (CM) credits.  In order to maintain certification, AICP members must earn a total of 32 certification maintenance (CM) credits (1 contact hour = 1 CM credit) within their two-year reporting period.  
  • URISA is a multi-disciplinary geospatial organization that provides professional education and training, a vibrant and connected community, advocacy for geospatial challenges and issues, and essential resources. URISA fosters excellence in GIS and engages geospatial professionals throughout their careers.
  • The National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) is located  at the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida.  NCTR strives to make public transportation and alternative forms of transportation, including managed lanes, safe, effective, efficient, desirable and secure.  The goals of NCTR are: to minimize traffic congestion, maximize mobility options, promote safety and security, improve the environment, and enhance community sustainability.  This will be accomplished by conducting applied and advanced research, energetically disseminating the results, and expanding the workforce of transportation professionals through education and training to address the challenges and opportunities of the future.  The National Transit GIS Conference is one of the many efforts by NCTR to forward its goals.  For more about NCTR please visit  www.nctr.usf.edu

The Mission of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research.  In an objective and interdisciplinary setting, TRB facilitates the sharing of information on transportation practice and policy by researchers and practitioners: stimulates research and offers research management services that promote technical excellence; provide expert advice on transportation policy and programs; and disseminates research broadly and encouraged their implementation.  TRB is one of six major divisions of the National Research Council - a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academies in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities.  The program is supported by state transportation departments, federal agencies including the component administrations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other organizations and individuals interested in the development of transportation.  Visit  www.trb.org for more information.

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