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Become a Certified Parking Professional

The Standard for Parking Professionalism

The CPP program is the parking industry's most respected training course. Earn the trust of employers and your peers.

CPP Provides Comprehensive Industry Overview

Advance your career, enhance your professional reputation & excel in parking best practices.

Are you looking to advance your career and enhance your knowledge of the parking industry? Take the first step by earning the Certified Parking Professional (CPP) designation.

To achieve the CPP, candidates must pass a 150-question online exam covering topics such as safety, operations, maintenance and human resources. The CPP Study Guide, provided with the exam, serves as the official reference manual to assist you in preparing for the exam.

The application fee includes two opportunities to pass the online exam within one year.

Start on your pathway and apply today >>

5 Reasons to Become a CPP:

  1. Pursue greater career opportunities and advancement.
  2. Demonstrate your commitment to the parking profession.
  3. Enhance the quality of parking services nationwide.
  4. Gain recognition for your accomplishments and ability to meet national standards.
  5. Expand your skills and knowledge through continuing professional development.

By participating in the CPP Program, you can ensure your knowledge and skills are up-to-date in the following areas:

  • Operations
  • Design
  • Regulations
  • Loss Prevention
  • Safety
  • Equipment
  • Accounting/Auditing
  • Human Resources
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing/Administration
  • Maintenance
  • Valet Operations

Read more about the benefits of certification >>

Exam Preparation

Those who pass the exam, achieving their CPP credential, have proven their skills and knowledge of parking best practices. NPA provides study material, webinars and peer groups to help applicants prepare for the exam.

Find out how NPA can help you succeed >>

Ready to Take the Exam?

Once you apply for the CPP program, you will have two opportunities to take the online exam within one year.

View the fees and apply today >>

Certification Renewals

Certification lasts for 3 years. To maintain your status you will need to renew after 3 years. View more information on certification renewal >>

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