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National Parking Association Announces First Annual Certified Parking Professional (CPP) Summit

One day training session provides parking best practices, certification prep


Washington, DC (Apr. 25, 2011)—The National Parking Association (NPA) announces its First Annual CPP Summit, a one day training session at the University of Baltimore. The Summit, scheduled for June 9, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., will help parking professionals advance their careers through best practices, speakers and peer discussions, as well as prepare them for NPA's certification exam.

"The CPP Summit is a full day of speakers and peer roundtable discussions focusing on best practices in parking management human resources, finance and operations; parking-specific First Observerâ„¢ anti-terrorism training; and preparation for NPA's certification testing," said Christine Banning, CAE, NPA president. "In addition, participants will tour the university's parking facilities, which are part of a new, $76 million mixed-use development adjacent to the campus."

The Certified Parking Professional (CPP) certification is the most prestigious in the industry with worldwide acceptance. More than 500 parking professionals have earned the CPP designation. The CPP Summit provides training on key study points in 13 areas of parking management with insights on how to successfully prepare for and take the exam.

Among the speakers is Andrew Hill, CPP, director of special projects for VPNE Parking Solutions, who will present "The CPP and Customer Service: Service with a Smile."

The Summit is co-sponsored by the University of Baltimore and the Middle Atlantic Parking Association. For fees and to register, or to view the complete agenda, go to NPA CPP Summit.

About NPA: The National Parking Association is the nation's leading parking trade group advancing the interests of the private and public sector in parking technology, sustainable mobility, certification, advocacy, research and education. Founded in 1951, NPA has more than 2,000 members and represents all facets of the parking industry,