• 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 International (CPPI):
Certified Park Professional International (CPPI)

The World Parks Academy recognizes that there are park professionals who impact the international profession. The Certified Park Professional International (CPPI) is the highest designation achieved through the World Parks Academy. All interested individuals must currently hold a CPP either through a letter of articulation or through direct application with the World Parks Academy.

Beyond the CPP, the CPPI has its own unique set of eligibility criteria and certification requirements.

Senior Professional Clause:

The World Parks Academy provides a Senior Professional Clause for the Certified Park Professional International (CPPI) certification. Well-experienced park professionals will be considered for direct CPPI award upon completing their CPPI application.

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