• 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 »

    Learn more about CPPI competencies »

  • 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 About :
WPA Board Members

In mid-2013, the WPA Board was established to provide governance and administrative oversight for the World Parks Academy.

Dr. Christy Boylan

Dr. Christy Boylan
Chair
Term expires: 2019

Landscape Consultant, Ireland

 

Hana Cleveland

Hana Cleveland
WPA Administrator
No term expiration

Program Manager, Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands
Indiana University, USA

Jason Summers

Jason Summers
Term expires: 2019

Manager, Parks and Open Space, Hume City Council, Australia

 

Dr. Yoritaka Tashiro

Prof. Yoritaka Tashiro
Term expires: 2018

Professor emeritus, Chiba University, Japan

 

Dr. Digby Whyte

Dr. Digby Whyte
Term expires: 2020

Consultant, World Urban Parks

 

Dr. Jennifer Piatt

Dr. Jennifer Piatt
Term expires: 2018

Associate Professor Park, Recreation, and Tourism Studies, Indiana University, USA

 

Dr. Rasul Mowatt

Dr. Rasul Mowatt
Term expires: 2019

Associate Professor and Chair, Park Recreation, and Tourism Studies, Indiana University, USA

Ex-Officio Members:

Neil McCarthy

Neil McCarthy
Chief Executive Officer, World Urban Parks
No term expiration

Executive Director, Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands
Indiana University, USA

Stephen A. Wolter

Stephen A. Wolter
Secretary
No term expiration

Executive Director, Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands
Indiana University, USA