Chancellor's Certificate in Planning & Zoning


Entering its 18th year in 2021, the Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning Chancellor’s Certificate has educated hundreds of members of the St. Louis planning community. Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning is taught by a team of senior practitioners, who have extensive knowledge and experience in local government planning in Missouri, Illinois and across the nation.

Course modules cover planning practices, processes and topics that are crucial for local government success.

The Certificate consists of seven modules that include lecture and discussion. You will earn a noncredit UMSL Chancellor’s Certificate in Fundamentals of Planning & Zoning by participating in six of the seven modules in this year.

This program is designed for:

  • Municipal and county planning and zoning commissioners
  • Elected officials including mayors and city council members
  • Municipal staff interested in planning and zoning
  • Citizens seeking to become involved in local planning and decision-making processes

When: Thursdays, Oct. 14–Dec. 2, 2021 (no class on Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving holiday) | 6-9 p.m.

Where: JC Penney Conference Center, 202 JCP, on the UMSL main campus.

You may register for the full course (seven modules) or take individual modules of your choice.

  • $75 per individual module
  • $400 if you register for all seven modules

For more information and to register, click here:

This certificate is offered by: UMSL Public Policy Administration, East-West Gateway Council of Governments, and the American Planning Association–St. Louis Metropolitan Section.

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