National Parking Association Relaunches Certified Parking Professional Exam in New Online Format

July 28, 2015



Washington, DC (July 28, 2015)— NPA relaunched its Certified Parking Professional (CPP) exam in an online format. Formerly, the CPP exam could only be taken at testing centers, but now NPA has made the test available through a secure, online program.

“Parking professionals who have earned NPA’s Certified Parking Professional designation are recognized as some of the most skilled and accomplished in the industry, because the certification is earned through such a rigorous testing process,” said Christine Banning, CAE, NPA president. Banning added, “Now that we have reformatted the CPP exam in an online format, the same high standard is in place, but we are pleased to make the test more accessible to parking professionals throughout the nation and worldwide.”

Established in 1993, more than 500 parking professionals have earned their CPP designation. NPA’s certification program enhances professionalism in the industry, raises the awareness of the impact and importance of the parking industry, and sets a standard for excellence. Eligible parking professionals participate in a comprehensive exam covering 13 key aspects of parking: parking operations, customer service, human resources, facility design, equipment technology, disaster planning, safety, maintenance, administration, accounting, auditing, marketing and valet operations.

Parking professionals can apply for the exam online and then have up to one year to prepare with study aids, peer networks and online resources offered by NPA.

For more information on the CPP program, visit



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 2,500 members and represents all facets of the parking industry.