The Alabama Planning Institute has become one of the leading training programs in the nation for planning commissions, the board of zoning adjustment members, and similar officials.

The Institute is co-sponsored by the Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Alabama League of Municipalities. Each year the Institute schedules programs on a variety of topics of interest to local officials and staff involved in planning- and zoning-related issues.

The Alabama Planning Institute sponsors two annual events, the Alabama Planning and Land Use Law Update, and the Alabama Zoning Administrators’ Workshop. Other topics such as Sign Regulations for Small and Mid-sized Communities, Creating More Attractive Communities, and Affordable Housing Strategies are offered as well. UNA Center for Learning and Professional Development and The Alabama Planning Institute are proud to offer Certified Alabama Planning & Zoning Official Training (CAPZO) certification and recertification courses on a regular basis. 

If you have questions regarding any of the seminars and workshops offered, contact Lavonne Gatlin, API Program Coordinator at UNA (800) 825-5862 or visit the UNA Office of Continuing Education Online.