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Transportation Planners

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Transportation planners with certification demonstrate to employers and clients that they have achieved a recognized level of knowledge and skills in the transportation planning field. The Transportation Professional Certification Board Inc. offers the Professional Transportation Planner (PTP) certification program. To be eligible for the PTP designation, candidates must meet education and work experience requirements and pass the PTP exam. The PTP certificate must be renewed every three years. Find information at The American Planning Association offers the Advanced Specialty Certification in Transportation Planning (CTP) program for transportation planners who have achieved a high level of expertise in the profession. Eligibility requires eight years of transportation planning experience, among other requirements. The CTP certificate must be renewed every two years. Find details at

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