• 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 :
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What benefits do I get by being certified?

A: As a Certified Park Professional, you can rest assured that you have achieved an international standard for competency development in your field! In addition, all Certified Park Professional Internationals have completed the most rigorous and up-to-date professional competency development available for park professionals.

Q: How do I know if my organization has entered into a letter of articulation with the World Parks Academy?

A: Because the World Parks Academy works on an international platform, it will continually gain new partner agencies. To inquire about your certifying organization, please contact us here.

Q: How do I find out if a local World Parks Academy workshop is coming to my area?

A: As new members become Certified Park Professional Internationals, the number of approved World Parks Academy trainers will increase. To see if an World Parks Academy workshop is coming near you, please check here.

Q: Where can I go to see how long my certification is valid?

A: You can locate your certification information by viewing the certification registry for CPP or CPPI found here.

Q: How Do I Become a Member of World Urban Parks?

A: All Certified Park Professionals receive a discounted membership to World Urban Parks and access to three free courses on provalenslearning.com. To obtain a new WUP membership, please visit here: www.worldurbanparks.org/index.php/join-us/membership-information