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CPP Preparation Course


Monday, October 21

The Certified Parking Professional Preparation Course is an intensive 1-day study program for those seeking to earn the NPA’s coveted CPP designation. The program is facilitated by members of NPA’s Certification Advisory Board (CAB.)  The program is a blend of class-room instruction, facilitator led discussions, practical exercises and group work.

>> WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The CPP Preparation Course program is relevant for all parking sectors:

  • Commercial
  • Municipal
  • On/Off Airport
  • Valet
  • University
  • Healthcare
  • Industry suppliers

>> WHY ATTEND?

The CPP Preparation Course is designed to help participants prepare to take the CPP certification exam. 

Attendee Takeaways:

  • Successful studying techniques for the CPP exam
  • CPP learning resources, where to find them and how to use them 
  • CPP practice exam questions – what the question is really asking – where and how to determine the correct answer.      
  • Selected CPP Study Guide Chapters

The CPP Course Includes:

  • 1-Day instructor-led study course
  • CPP course materials and workbook
  • 4 Credit hours towards NPA Certified Parking Professional (CPP)
  • Early access to NPA opening reception
  • Preferred seating at the opening keynote event

>> SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE

Attendees are welcome to attend the entire program, any individual session or combination of classes.

9:00 - 9:30 AM
Certified Parking Professional: Ready, Set, Study

9:45 - 10:45 AM
Easy A: Useful CPP Study Habits and Techniques

11:00 - NOON
CPP Practice Exam: So, How Ready Are You?

12:15 - 1:15 PM
Lunch on your own

1:15 - 2:15 PM
CPP Study Guide Chapter 6: Disaster Planning

2:30 - 3:30 PM
CPP Study Guide Chapter 13: Valet Parking

3:45 – 4:45 PM
CPP Study Guide Chapter 15: Sustainable Parking

>> FULL COURSE SCHEDULE

9:00 - 9:30 AM Ready, Set, Study for the CPP
Are you interested in earning the CPP designation but don’t know where to start? Do you want to know how to study for, and successfully complete, the CPP exam? This initial CPP calls will provide attendees with an overview of the Certified Parking Professional designation, and the certification application and renewal process. The class will also give attendees the opportunity to answer some of the CPP practice exam questions, guided by a CPP instructor, in an interactive question-and-answer session.

Speakers:
Bryan Alexander, CPP, Industry Sales Manager – Parking, CPI Crane Payment Innovations
Kathy Phillips, CPP, Sr. Vice President, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc

9:45 -10:45 AM  Easy A: Useful CPP Study Habits and Techniques
This CPP class is for both CPP candidates as well as parking managers planning to lead a group or team of employees through the CPP process. The class will examine and demonstrate how to prepare a typical study roadmap, and what resources are available through NPA to do this. It will also demonstrate how to set up and lead CPP study group or team of students as well as how to prepare for the CPP exam.

Speaker:
National Parking Association Certification Advisory Board

11:00 - 12:00 PM CPP Practice Exam: So, How Ready Are You?
This interactive session will explore some of the questions in the CPP exam and give students an opportunity to answer these questions under exam conditions. In addition, it will provide students an opportunity to discuss some questions, as a group, and with the CPP faculty.

Speaker(s):
Banlusack Phommachanh, CPP, Field Operations Supervisor University of Delaware

12:15 - 1:15 PM Lunch on your own

1:15 - 2:15 pm CPP Study Guide Chapter 6: Disaster Planning
From weather-related issues to active shooters in the workplace, emergencies can affect parking facilities and operations just like any other business. Certified Parking Professionals must be prepared to cope with these large-scale emergency situations diligently, professionally, and effectively to manage risk, safeguard employees and patrons, and protect their business assets. This program will demonstrate the appropriate steps to take to prepare in advance for an emergency situation. It will examine different types of emergencies that affect parking operations from natural ones like weather to human related emergencies like terrorism and operational disasters like fire or flooding situations. It will also include an opportunity for attendees to test their knowledge by answering some CPP practice exam questions. This class is based on the content in chapter 6 of the CPP Study Guide: Disaster Planning.

Speaker:
Chris Hankins, CPP, Vice President, Colonial Parking, Inc. (DE) and Chair, NPA’s Certification Advisory Board

Deeper Dive: For a more detailed examination of how to prepare for an emergency enroll in the NPA Emergency Preparedness Certificate Program on Thursday Oct 24, 9 am - 12 noon

2:30 - 3:30 pm CPP Study Guide Chapter 13: Valet Parking
Valet operations are becoming an increasingly important part of a parking operator’s profile whether in the commercial, municipal, university, event and healthcare arenas. This class will examine the fundamentals of valet parking operations including management of operations, safety and customer service. It will also include an opportunity for attendees to test their knowledge by answering some CPP practice exam questions. The class is based on the content in chapter 13 of the CPP Study Guide: Valet Parking.

Speaker:
TBA

Deeper Dive: For a more detailed examination of Valet Operations enroll in the NPA Valet Operations Certificate Program on Wednesday Oct 23,

3:45 – 4:45 pm CPP Study Guide Chapter 15: Sustainable Parking
Sustainable parking is not just good for the environment, it’s good for business. This class will examine the steps that parking operators can take to manage their operations in an environmentally responsible manner. It will review ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle in office environments; outline the components of greener parking operations; and demonstrate how to reduce pollution as surface cleaning and other maintenance operations are performed. The class will also examine how parking operations can generate additional revenue by charging fees to "plug in" electric vehicles. It will also include an opportunity for attendees to test their knowledge by answering some CPP practice exam questions. This class is based on the content in chapters 15 of the CPP Study Guide: Sustainable Parking.

Speakers:
All Faculty

Certified Parking Professional

Course Fee

$149 NPA members / $199 nonmembers
Attendees must be registered for the 2019 NPA Annual Convention and Expo.
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Get Certified:

Attendance at the CPP Preparation Program provides 4 continuing education (CE) hours towards the CPP designation. Learn more.


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