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Education and Training

Classes and Workshops

Local Planning Assistance Office Public Planning Scholarship

The Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association (TAPA) has established a $1,000 per year scholarship to be awarded on an annual basis to a current graduate student in an accredited Graduate program in Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Studies, or similar program as determined by the TAPA Executive Board. The TAPA “Local Planning Assistance Office Public Planning Scholarship” is designed to promote and educate students in the art and science of public planning, using the legacy of the Tennessee Local Planning Assistance Office to motivate graduate students to study and apply their insight to the unique challenges facing public sector planners. Download the application >>

Self-Study

The Powers and Functions of the Local Planning Commission in Tennessee Warren W. (Bill) Terry, AICP
A paper prepared for the citizen planning commission member to be used as a general guide in the performance of his/her duties

Tennessee Planning Commissioner Handbook
Planning Commissioner's guide prepared by the Department of Economic and Community Development Local Planning Assistance Office.
Presentation: Tennessee Planning Commissioner Handbook

Planning & Zoning Workshop: Subdivision Regulations and Infrastructure
A supplement to the Tennessee Planning Commissioner Handbook

Presentation: Subdivision Regulations and Infrastructure

A Closer Look at Zoning
A supplement to the Tennessee Planning Commissioner Handbook

Presentation: A Closer Look at Zoning

Presentation: Dynamics of County Planning

American Planning Association Resources

Training and Workshops

Become a certified professional planner

AICP certification requires a combination of education and experience. Learn more about obtaining your certification through the American Planning Association AICP Certification Maintenance

The following templates are available on the website for your use:

    • Earning CM Credits
    • There’s still time to fulfill your CM requirements

They can be found on both the chapter webpage and the PDO webpage.

These templates include important reminders about the CM program and logging credits from your chapter events. 

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