Frequently Asked Questions


If you are not a member of the Michigan Association of Planning, please pay the non-member rate. You may become a member and use the member rate by indicating so on the registration form. For more membership information, contact the MAP office.


Hotel Accommodations

MAP is not responsible for making room reservations for registrants. Hotel accommodations are not included in the conference registration fee. Please make your own hotel accommodations.



Business casual attire is recommended for sessions and specialty workshops. Business casual can be defined as "less formal than the standard suit and tie or dress." Comfortable shoes are strongly recommended! If you are participating in one of our mobile tours, please wear sensible walking shoes.


Spouse/Significant Others

Due to limited space, spouses/significant others may not attend sessions, tours or specialty workshops.


AICP Certification Maintenance (CM)

By attending sessions Thursday, September 20, through Saturday, September 22, conference attendees can obtain up to 16 CM credits. All sessions at this conference (except the Michigan Citizen Planner sessions) will be submitted to the American Planning Association (APA) for approval for AICP Certification Maintenance credits.


Michigan State University Extension Citizen Planner Certificate Course

$105 (in addition to the conference fee)

Michigan Citizen Planner is a non-credit course series leading to a certificate of completion awarded by Michigan State University Extension (MSUE). This program is intended for new planning commissioners, ZBA members, elected officials, non-profit leaders and interested citizens. The course covers job basics for planning and zoning, new economy principles, best practices, court decisions, conflict of interest and conducting effective meetings. The $95 fee includes the MSUE Citizen Planner Certificate and notebook with extensive handout materials and lunches. Participants can continue on to earn the Master Citizen Planner credential (see below). Complete the entire course in three days!


The Michigan State University Extension Master Citizen Planner Credentialing Program

All sessions (except the Citizen Planner Program sessions) are designated for Master Citizen Planner Continuing Education Credits. The Master Citizen Planner (MCP) credentialing program was developed to provide advanced skill development and a benchmark for continuing education among Michigan elected and appointed officials and citizen volunteers. The MCP program involves completing the Citizen Planner course of core sessions, passing an online examination, finishing a capstone presentation, and completing continuing education credit hours.

Questions? Contact MAP at (734) 913-2000 or [email protected], we are happy to assist you!


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