Professional Transportation Planner® (PTP)


The Professional Transportation Planner® (PTP) certification program is designed for candidates who have a wide-range of education and experience in transportation planning. Currently, no other certification program is offered that specifically addresses the work performed by transportation planners.

Transportation planning is the discipline that examines and evaluates the potential of future actions to improve movement of people and goods by motor vehicle, public transportation, walking and cycling in accordance with a set of objectives.

Providing cooperative interaction between the public, transportation professionals and decision makers—transportation planning balances the needs of access mobility and safety with environmental economic and social equity concerns.


PTP Certification Exam Fees Covered under GI Bill

You can receive reimbursement for licensing and certification tests you take on or after March 1, 2001. (MGIB-AD, VEAP and DEA beneficiaries only.) Effective January 6, 2006, MGIB-SR and REAP participants became eligible for this program. The Veterans Administration (VA) can pay only for the cost of the tests, up to $2,000, and not other fees connected with obtaining a license or certification. VA will pay for tests even if failed. Payment is issued after you submit proof of payment and supporting information to VA. Visit for more information.