• 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.

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WPA Webinar Series Recordings are Available

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 in below. If you want CEU credit for participating in a webinar you will have to register for the program. Just go to the training tab on this website and look for the webinar for which you want credit in the “Past Events” section at the very bottom of the training tab.

Here are the links for the January and February 2016 Webinars:

January: Professional Development: A look at WPA certification and process
February: History of Parks: Conceptual Justification for Developing and Maintaining Parks
March: Urban Green Structure Development in the Most Densely Populated City of Norway
May: Parks and Public Health Issue Mitigation: A Case Study

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