• 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 »

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

The Certified Park Professional Internation (CPPI) 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.

In 2017, WPA is offering a $20 referral discount! If you are applying for CPPI re-certification in 2017 and know someone who may qualify for the CPPI, please include their contact information in the application and check the discount option box upon payment. If you have any questions throughout the re-certification process, please email us at worldparksacademy@gmail.com.

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 International (CPPI) program

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CPPI program rate:
$65.00 USD.

I claim a $20 fee discount on re-certification by referring a friend or colleague to the CPPI certificate program.



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