• Senior Professional Clause

    Well-experienced park professionals will be considered for direct awarding of Certified Park Professional International (CPPI) upon completing their CPPI application. Subject to eligibility.

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  • How Do You Measure Up?

    Whether you work in urban design, green planning, park and public land management, recreation, landscape architecture, horticulture, or the like, the World Parks Academy's competency framework represents your profession!

    Learn more about CPP competencies »

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  • Become a Member of World Urban Parks Today!

    The World Urban Parks (WUP) is a unique international organisation that represents parks, recreation, amenity, cultural, leisure, and related services. WUP membership is required for CPP or CPPI certification.

    To learn more about World Urban Parks, click here »

  • Professional certification demonstrates a commitment to your profession; helps to showcase your skills and experience; and establishes you as a continuous learner. Apply for the Certified Park Professional (CPP), or if you are already certified as a CPP, for the Certified Park Professional International (CPPI) today.

    Click here to view a complete list of all CPPI award recipients »

  • Upcoming Free Webinar: Whitewater Recreation 101

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    March 20, 2019 10:00am (EST)

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World Parks Academy Certification Programs Certified Park Professional (CPP) :
CPP Eligibility

The following eligibility criteria must be met in order to receive the Certified Park Professional (CPP) status:

  1. Current World Urban Parks membership status*
      *if not currently a member of WUP, then one year of complimentary membership will be provided

-AND-

    1. University degree

      -AND-

    2. Two years of park work experience providing competency in at least three of the CPP competencies.

-OR-

  1. Five years of senior-level park management experience providing competency in at least four of the CPP competencies.

-OR-

  1. Five years of park management experience and completion of training as approved by the World Parks Academy Board of Regents that sufficiently meets at least five CPP competencies.