• 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 »

  • WPA Program of Merit

    As a tertiary institution, is your degree or diploma course of a standard to be endorsed at the international level as a Program of Merit?
    In 2019, the WPA awarded the Universiti Teknologi MARA's Bachelor of Parks and Amenity Management (Honours), the first university to receive recognition as a Program of Merit!

  • 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 »

    Learn more about CPPI competencies »

  • WPA Webinars

    Participate in monthly webinars and discuss important topics in parks and recreation.

World Parks Academy Certification Programs Certified Park Professional (CPP) :
CPP Re-certification

The Certified Park Professional (CPP) certification is valid for three years from its issuance. In the three-year span, Certified Park Professionals must meet the following two criteria:

  • 1.  Maintain World Urban Parks membership status
  • 2.  Complete 30 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

To achieve 30 hours, please refer to the WPA Renewal Guidelines to determine how your work and accomplishments may count toward CPD hours.

Download the complete re-certification application to record your CPD hours.

All applicants seeking renewal must:

  • 1.  Submit an educational and professional portfolio (including dates, times, and names of trainings attended)
  • 2.  Submit a completed application and pay the applicable fee

Re-certification form:
Certified Park Professional (CPP) program

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    I confirm I am a paid member of WUP

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    CPP program rate:
    $65.00 USD.

    *NOTE: Clicking on the payment form link will redirect you to
    the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands PayPal payment page.
    All World Park Academy payments are processed via the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands using PayPal.