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The Alabama Planning Institute has become one of the leading training programs in the nation for planning commissions, board of zoning adjustment members, and similar officials. UNA Center for Learning and Professional Development & The Alabama Planning Institute are proud to offer Certified Alabama Planning & Zoning Official Training (CAPZO) certification and recertification courses on a regular basis. 

How does certification benefit my community and me?

Certification gives evidence to your community that you have gained the knowledge and skills needed to serve most effectively in your appointed position. Your community, in turn, benefits from having its staff, local officials, PC, and BZA members with a solid foundation in the operations of the commission and the board.

Who should become certified

Local Planning Commission Members, Board of Adjustment Members, Mayors, City Council Members, Zoning & Building Staff, City Clerks, County Commissioners, County Administrators, County Engineers, City & County Attorneys, Anyone involved with local growth issues

For more information on how to earn and maintain certification, click here or email Lavonne Gatlin

Please check out our current course offerings listed here.  

 

  • The Legal Foundation for Planning and Zoning in Alabama
  • Fee: $82.00
    Item Number: 21SUAPI1010823A
    Dates: 9/20/2021 - 9/20/2021
    Times: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 1
    Location: Online - via Zoom
    Instructor: Grady Andrew (Andy) Alexander
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    This class will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the class prior to the class start date.
    If you are interested in learning more about how to access a class via Zoom using different devices, you can click on this link: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting
 

  • Powers, Duties, and Responsibilities of Planning Commissions and Boards of Adjustment
  • Fee: $82.00
    Item Number: 21SUAPI1020823B
    Dates: 9/20/2021 - 9/20/2021
    Times: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Zoom/Online Training
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Grady Andrew (Andy) Alexander
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  • Comprehensive Planning: How to Prepare, Update and Implement Your Plan
  • Fee: $82.00
    Item Number: 21SUAPI1030824A
    Dates: 9/21/2021 - 9/21/2021
    Times: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Days: Tu
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Zoom/Online Training
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Grady Andrew (Andy) Alexander
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  • Basic Zoning & Subdivision Regulations
  • Fee: $82.00
    Item Number: 21SUAPI1040824B
    Dates: 9/21/2021 - 9/21/2021
    Times: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Days: Tu
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Zoom/Online Training
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Grady Andrew (Andy) Alexander
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  • Meeting Management
  • Fee: $169.00
    Item Number: 21SUAPI1050825
    Dates: 9/22/2021 - 9/22/2021
    Times: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Zoom/Online Training
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Grady Andrew (Andy) Alexander
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  • Community Planning in Alabama: A Primer for PC and BZA Members-Home Study
  • Fee: $139.00
    Item Number: 21SUAPI1061001
    Dates: 6/4/2021 - 9/24/2021
    Times: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Days: F
    Sessions: 17
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Self Paced Home Study
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