Planning Courses

We offer municipal training to our 62 municipalities by sponsoring planning courses. These in-depth courses are designed to primarily help municipal planners, planning commission members, and other local officials understand and accomplish the responsibilities involved with their role in the community. All courses are taught in three evening sessions.

The courses were developed by the Pennsylvania Planning Association (PPA) and Penn State Extension Service through their training agency, the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI), and are taught by certified PMPEI instructors. Each course is limited to 25 persons, and preregistration is required. The registration fee is $90 per person and includes a light meal. The PMPEI is an approved provider of continuing education credits for the following: registered landscape architects, attorneys (PA Continuing Legal Education Board), engineers, land surveyors, professional geologists, and uniform construction code officials. Additional fees apply to those seeking continuing education credit. Contact Rita McKelvey 610-278-3753 for additional information.

2016 Courses


March 2, 9, 16, 2016 - Limerick Township

The Course in Community Planning

September 13, 20, 27, 2016 - Upper Merion Township


The Course in Subdivision and Land Development Review

November 3, 10, 17, 2016 - Lansdale Borough


The Course in Zoning


Additional Education Opportunities


If you are unable to attend one of our courses, there are opportunities to attend in other areas throughout our region.

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association provides excellent information on educational opportunities for municipal officials.