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Professional development for parks and recreation professionals

Certification Programs

Professional certification demonstrates a commitment to your profession and showcases your skills and experience.

Webinars & Training

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

Program of Merit

We endorse university programs and other tertiary parks that meet the Academy’s standards.

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Park Professional Certification

The World Parks Academy sets an international standard for park professionals through the Certified Park Professional (CPP) and Certified Park Professional-International (CPP-I) certifications.

Webinars & Training

View all of the scheduled WPA Webinar Training Series programs available for CEU credits.

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Program of Merit

The Worlds Park Academy sets an international standard for university degrees and tertiary park education coursework through the Program of Merit endorsement.

Building your qualifications

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!

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Is your expertise going unrecognized due to a lack of relevant certification in your country?

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International credentialing support and competency-based recognition