Professional DevelopmentslashCPP Program


CPP - The Credential of Superior Knowledge and Professionalism

Dear CPP Candidates,

Thank you for your interest in the parking industry’s most respected training course, the NPA Certified Parking Professional. The CPP credential is the standard against which excellence and professionalism are judged.

Our CPP Information pages are currently under construction as we work to provide you with the best resources to reach your highest potential.

Download the CPP application. If you wish to learn more about the CPP program and its benefits, please contact the NPA office at: (202) 296-4336, or Megan Nash at:

Why CPP?

The Certified Parking Professional is a practical, comprehensive and real-world based curriculum designed to assist managers in performing their duties in an effective and professional manner. This program sets the standard where the parking industry and the customer meet. Through national certification, you join a list of parking leaders who are committed to fostering the highest standards of ethical and professional practice in the delivery of parking programs and services.

5 reasons to become a certified parking professional:

  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.

Fees for Taking the Examination

  • National Parking Association members: $400
  • Non-Members: $700

Below is a list of resources to help in your journey to attain or maintain your CPP credential.

  • CPP Peer Network Calls
    The CPP Peer Network calls are open-ended conversations held on a quarterly basis and hosted by members of the Certification Advisory Board. Use this opportunity to find out more about the program and ask questions about the study guide. Connect with CPP’s and certification prospects from around the world. View the 2015 Peer Network call schedule to the right.
  • CPP Summit
    Join NPA and parking professionals as they examine the most challenging aspects of the CPP self-study program. Current industry experts and current CPP’s present four one-hour webinars over two days on areas that deem the most difficult. Previous summits have focused on Parking Operations, Parking Equipment and Technology, Marketing, and Human Resources. Participants will have the ability to ask questions and will receive a copy and recording of the presentations. Check the NPA website for the 2014 CPP Summit schedule. Sign up today!
  • CPP Study Roadmap
    Use the CPP Study Roadmap as a working plan of attack as you review. This document displays all sections of the study guide and assists in allocating the number of hours needed to prepare for each section. Download and print the roadmap.

We look forward to working with you as you continue your journey to industry excellence.

We thank you for your patience and look forward to hearing from you!

Thank You,
The NPA Team