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.