Sponsored and Open Enrollment Courses

PMPEI courses are offered across the Commonwealth by teams of instructors who live in the region where they teach. They bring to each course personal knowledge with the issues that confront the planning, zoning, and elected officials in the area.

Whether a Sponsored or Open course, PMPEI provides the instructors and teaching materials. The principal difference between Sponsored and Open Enrollment courses is one of logistics, not instruction.

Sponsored Courses

For a Sponsored Course the sponsoring agency or organization, or group of them, sponsors a course at the location of their preference, at the time they choose, and the course they want presented. The sponsor advertises and recruits for the class and determines the registration fee to be charged and handles the registration process. They may not charge an individual more than the standard PMPEI Open Enrollment fee. In most cases the Sponsor is able to subsidize the registration fee and bring the cost down. Some PA Chapter-APA Sections provide a subsidy for course sponsors, which also helps lower registration fees. The Course Sponsor collects the registration fees and provides PMPEI (through its PSAB affiliate) with a single course payment. Sponsors provide the site, visual aids equipment, and refreshments. About 75-80% of PMPEI courses are of the Sponsored type.

ONSITE Course Sponsors Outline

Open Enrollment Courses

When PMPEI decides there is a need for one of its courses in some part of the state it contacts various municipal and county planning agencies to see if they would “host” the class. Once a host site is found the details are worked out regarding dates, course to be presented, and the team of instructors. PMPEI provides the instruction plus visual aids equipment and refreshments. For being a “host” the organization is provided one complimentary registration to the course. Other than any cost associated with using the facility the host municipality has no other financial obligation. The standard PMPEI course fee is charged each individual who registers; registration is handled through PSAB.

PMPEI is always looking for host municipalities and for those who would like to sponsor a course.

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Upcoming Courses

2017 Courses

All classes are 10 hours. For information regarding class registration contact Terri Dickow tdickow@boroughs.org (800) 232-7722 ext. 1042.

 

Course in Community Planning

 

Lehigh CountySeptember 12, 19 & 26, 2017Lehigh Valley Planning Commission 961 Marcon Blvd. Ste.310, Allentown, PA
Contact: Tracey Oscavich - toscavich@lvpc.org or call 1-610-264-4544 to register
Dauphin County September 13, 20 & 27, 2017
Middletown Fire Company #88
10 Adelia St., Middletown, PA
Contact: Terri Dickow - tdickow@boroughs.org or 1-800-232-7722 ext. 1042 to register

 

Course in Zoning

 

Montgomery CountySeptember 12, 19 & 26, 2017Towamencin Township Meeting Hall
1090 Troxel Road
Landsdale, PA 19446
Contact: Rita McKelvey rmckelve@montcopa.org or 610-278-3753
For more information visit:www.montcopa.org/1458/The-Course-in-Zoning
Lehigh County October 4, 11 & 18, 2017Lehigh Valley Planning Commission 961 Marcon Blvd. Ste. 310, Allentown, PA
Contact: Tracy Oscavich - toscavich@lvpc.org or call 1-610-264-4544 to register

 

Course in Subdivision & Land Development Review

 

Lehigh County November 1, 8 & 15, 2017 2017Lehigh Valley Planning Commission 961 Marcon Blvd. Ste. 310, Allentown, PA
Contact: Tracy Oscavich - toscavich@lvpc.org or call 610-264-4544 to register.

 

Course in Zoning Administration

 

Lancaster CountySeptember 7 & 14, 2017Lancaster Co. Public Safety Training Center 101 Champ Blvd. Manheim, PA
Contact: Gwen Newell - newell@co.lancaster.pa.us or 717-299-8333 to register
SPECIAL TIME: 10:00am-3:30pm

 

2017 Webinars

Webinars run from 12 noon to 1:00 PM. For further information and registration contact Ms. Terri Dickow at (800) 232-7722 ext. 1042 or TDickow@boroughs.org

 

The Elected Officials Role in Subdivision & Land Development Review

Recorded Link Available – Recorded – March 8, 2017

 

Duties of a Zoning Hearing Board & the Zoning Officer

Part 1: Recorded Link Available – Recorded – March 15, 2017

Part 2: Recorded Link Available – Recorded – March 16, 2017

 

The Benefits of an Effective Planning Commission

Recorded Link Available – Recorded – April 26, 2017

For further information or to register contact Terri Dickow tdickow@boroughs.org (800) 232-7722 ext. 1042.

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