Package of American Citizen Planner courses

In this program, Extension Professionals, local officials, citizen advocates, non-profit groups, government agencies and general public, including those who are interested in the basic concepts of public land use and development regulation and in the best practices of community development and smart growth will learn to make positive land use decisions for their communities regarding zoning regulation, best practices for planning and zoning, and sustainable community planning.

Each units is designed to help students learn the core tasks of being a Planning Official.

In order to offer this online learning opportunity and maintain consistency between the classroom course and the online units, each unit includes content equal to or more than what is provided in the classroom sessions. Each unit is designed to take between 45 minutes to an hour. However, you can stop and restart a unit at your convenience.

For more information or to enroll contact ahaines@uwsp.edu

American Citizen Planner 201 is an online course which will provide an in-depth look at land use planning and zoning along with management and ethics case studies and best practices.

For more information contact ahaines@uwsp.edu

American Citizen Planner National Exam is an online exam and certificate course. 

For more information contact ahaines@uwsp.edu

In this program, Extension Professionals, local officials, citizen advocates, non-profit groups, government agencies and general public, including those who are interested in the basic concepts of public land use and development regulation and in the best practices of community development and smart growth will learn to make positive land use decisions for their communities regarding zoning regulation, best practices for planning and zoning, and sustainable community planning.

Each units is designed to help students learn the core tasks of being a Planning Official.

In order to offer this online learning opportunity and maintain consistency between the classroom course and the online units, each unit includes content equal to or more than what is provided in the classroom sessions. Each unit is designed to take between 45 minutes to an hour. However, you can stop and restart a unit at your convenience.

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For more information or to enroll contact ahaines@uwsp.edu

An online exam for participants in the Michigan Citizen Planner classroom-based and online programs who seek to become Master Citizen Planners. For more information or to enroll contact the Michigan Citizen Planner office, cplanner@msu.edu.

This online system allows participants in the Michigan Citizen Planner classroom-based course to make up sessions they missed. Includes recorded versions of the classroom presentations, online exercises and a forum.

For more information, please contact the Michigan Statue University Citizen Planner Program, cplanner@msu.edu.

With a basic working knowledge of land use planning and zoning in Michigan, participants will learn roles, responsibilities, and best practices associated with a variety of advanced topics.

For information or to enroll please contact the Michigan State University Extension Citizen Planner Program, cplanner@msu.edu.