• 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):
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.

All CPPI applications will be considered for the Senior Professional Clause based on the following eligibility criteria:

  1. *Currently holds World Urban Parks professional membership, for 2 years

  2. Holds or is eligible for CPP (or national variant) and has 10 years of senior professional park-related experience that is assessed as meeting at least 3 of the 4 CPPI Competencies

  3. Has achieved 4 different activities from the following options:

    • World Urban Parks congresses or regional conferences,

    • Service in international consultancies, schools, or field trips,

    • Studied international park and recreation operations through workshops, seminars, classes, programs, technical visits, etc.,

    • Served on professional committees or task forces of an international nature

    • Published an international-related journal article,

    • Conducted international parks research, or

    • Other professional park activity

* All successful applicants will receive 1 year free World Urban Parks membership