• 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 »

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World Parks Academy News & Updates :
News & Updates

Welcome to the News & Updates section of the World Parks Academy. Many activities and events are planned for the coming year. Please visit this section to learn about current events, latest developments, and future activities of the World Parks Academy.

World Parks Academy Exchange e-newsletter:
The World Parks Academy Exchange is a monthly e-newsletter that highlights important news and updates. To read past newsletters and/or learn more, please click here.

During 2016 WPA plans to present a free webinar every month. Webinars are offered live twice each month. Following the live presentation, recordings will be available to view at your convenience. If you would like to see them without registering for CEU credits just click … read more

A comprehensive list of training programs available to park professionals, including our own WPA Training Series and many others is available here.

The World Parks Academy website is going through construction and as a result, there is an opportunity for current CPPs and CIPPs to request an updated certificate. The Academy is offering an updated certificate as a result of the name change and logo updates. Please … read more

The inaugural World Urban Parks Congress is only a little over two weeks away! Do not miss out on the opportunity to attend this year’s congress and engage with professionals from around the globe. To register for the Congress, please visit here. Additionally, the World … read more

The International Federation of Parks and Recreation Administration (Ifpra) is changing its name in April 2015. As a result, the Ifpra Academy will be transitioning to the World Parks Academy. The only noticeable difference you will see to the Academy is its name and logo. … read more