• 80th CPC Class Graduated

    80th CPC Class Graduated

     Blacksburg, VA -  Twenty-five (25) area staff and officials received certificates today,
  • 2014 Innovative Leadership Conference: Reaching Higher Ground

    2014 Innovative Leadership Conference: Reaching Higher Ground

      Tuesday, May 20, 2014 (9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.) The Institute for Advanced Learning &
  • Staying Afloat in the Stormwater Surge

    Staying Afloat in the Stormwater Surge

    The following webinar was held on April 2nd, 2014. Speakers included  Ann Neil Cosby, Esq.
 Blacksburg, VA -  Twenty-five (25) area staff and officials received certificates today, as graduates from the 80th Virginia... READMORE...
  Tuesday, May 20, 2014 (9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.) The Institute for Advanced Learning & Research; 150... READMORE...
The following webinar was held on April 2nd, 2014. Speakers included  Ann Neil Cosby, Esq. with Sands Anderson... READMORE...

The  Virginia Certified Planning Commissioners’ Program has received both state and national recognition and awards, is designed to provide the legal and technical background needed by citizen-planners and decision makers. The course is the most thorough and comprehensive available. It thoroughly covers the law and principles that guide the practices of planning so the student will learn and understand both "why" and "how"to properly handle the various matters that come before a planning commission. The techniques of making legally defensible planning and zoning decisions are literally built into the core of the course. Indeed, a growing number of planning commissions are insisting their members learn these techniques by requiring them to successfully complete this Program within a reasonable period following their appointment or even as a prerequisite to their appointment. read more... 

Sharon Pandak Mike Chandler Andrew McRoberts Jonah Fogel

Sharon Pandak

Greehan, Taves, Pandak, & Stoner

Michael Chandler

Land Use Education Program

Andrew McRoberts 

Sands Anderson

Jonah Fogel

Land Use Education Program

 


 

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Milton Herd

Herd Planning

Bill Cashman

URS Corporation

Jim Cornwell 

Sands Anderson

Ann Neil Cosby

Sands Anderson

"I had attended my very first Planning Commission meeting this week. I am so grateful for having completed your training session...without it, I would have been totally overwhelmed."

"As someone who has been the trainer much of my professional career, I know that trainers can sometimes wonder if the training is really effective for the “real world”.  Let me assure you that your training program is very good for preparing us for the actual process." 

Scholar LoginCPC registrants make use of classroom-based instruction and technology. All assignments are completed using Virginia Tech's Learning Management System, known as Scholar. Upon registering for a CPC session, you will receive a welcome packet containing instructions on how to access Scholar using a "guest login". Currently enrollees can also click the Scholar logo to the left to get to the Scholar login.