Certificates & Credits

CPTC Certificates

CPTC offers Level I and Level II certificates to participants who have completed the following workshops. Workshops are offered around the state in the fall and at the Spring Conference in Worcester.

LEVEL I CERTIFICATE, Must complete:

  1. The Roles and Responsibilities of Planning and Boards of Appeals Part 1
  2. The Roles and Responsibilities of Planning and Boards of Appeals Part 2
And one of the following:
  1. Introduction to the Subdivision Control Law & ANR
  2. Introduction to the Zoning Act
  3. Writing Reasonable and Defensible Decisions

LEVEL II CERTIFICATE, Level I certificate and complete 3 of the following:

  1. Planning with Community Support (for planning boards only)
  2. Vested Rights and Non-conforming Structures, Lots and Uses
  3. Zoning Exemptions
  4. Special Permits & Variances

MIIA Credits

CPTC workshops designated "MIIA credit" entitle your city or town to credit under the MIIA Rewards Program towards public officials liability insurance. Attend non-MIIA Professional Liability training on training topics listed below. A member can receive non-MIIA training credit (.5%-1%) for each unique training topic.

CPTC Workshops qualifying for MIIA credit:

  • Roles and Responsibilities for Planning & Zoning Boards Part l & ll
  • Introduction to the Zoning Act
  • Introduction to the Subdivision Control Law and ANR
  • Non-Conforming Structures, Lots, Uses &Vested Rights
  • Planning & Zoning for Medical Marijuana
  • Special Permits and Variances
  • The Next Chapter 40B
  • Writing Reasonable & Defensible Decisions
  • Zoning Exceptions
  • Creating Master Plans
  • Economic Development in Small Towns
  • Planning With Community Support
  • Site Plan Review
  • How to Hold a Perfect Public Hearing
  • Planning with Community Support

AICP Credit

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Certification Maintenance (CM) credits are offered for select workshops. Check the particular workshop listing for specifics.