• 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.

    Click here to learn more »

  • 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 »

  • Upcoming Free Webinar: Whitewater Recreation 101

    With Presenters:
    Scott Shipley, S2O Design and Engineering
    Scott Martin, River Heritage Conservancy

    March 20, 2019 10:00am (EST)

    To sign up, visit our training partner at provalenslearning.com »

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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.

Monday, July 31 – Indiana University’s World Parks Academy (WPA) partnered with World Urban Parks (WUP) to co-host a round table discussion for parks and recreation national association leaders on the topic Association Financial Growth and Sustainability through Income Diversity. This was the first time … read more

Developing an outstanding urban green structure. A Norwegian Best Practice Example is available to view. Just click on the title and you will be redirected to the recording. If you would like to receive CEU credit for viewing the recording, or any of the recordings … read more

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