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
Bucks CountySeptember 13, 20 & 27, 2017Delaware Valley University, Rm. 207 700 E. Butler Ave., Doylestown PA
Contact: Terri DIckow - tdickow@boroughs.org to register or call 1-800-232-7722 ext. 1042
Berks CountySeptember 7, 14 & 21, 2017Albright College
100 Roessner Hall
1940 N. 13th St.
Reading PA
Contact: Andrea Weist to register - aweist@albright.edu or 610-929-6503


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
Bucks CountyOctober 3, 10 & 17, 2017Delaware Valley University Rm 207 700 E. Butler Ave., Doylestown, PA
Contact: Terri D @ tdickow@boroughs.org or call :1-800-232-7722 ext. 1042
Crawford CountyOctober 2, 9 & 23, 2017Vernon Township Municipal Bldg. 16678 McMath Ave. Meadville, PA
Contact: Terri D @ tdickow@boroughs.org or call 1-800-232-7722 ext. 1042


Course in Subdivision & Land Development Review


Dauphin CountyOctober 12, 19 & 26, 2017Swatara Twp. 599 Eisenhower Blvd., Harrisburg, PA
Contact: Andrew Bomberger – abomberger@tcrpc-pa.org 717-234-2639 register on-line at www.tcrpc-pa.org/edtraining/
Chester County October 17, 24 & 31, 2017 2017Graduate Center, 1160 McDermott Dr., West Chester
Contact: William Stevens - info@2020.org or 484-680-5570 register on-line at www.cc2020.org
Lehigh County November 1, 8 & 15, 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

Webinar sessions on Elected Officials Role in Subdivision & Land Development Review, Duties of a Zoning Hearing Board & the Zoning Officer and The Benefits of an Effective Planning Commission are offered periodically. Check PSAB’s current webinar schedule at www.training.boroughs.org for more information and to register, or contact Ms. Terri Dickow at (800) 232-7722 ext. 1042 or TDickow@boroughs.org


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


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