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The Certified Parks and Leisure Professional (CPLP) qualification is the Australian national benchmark for industry professionals. The qualification is based on your experience in the field and assessed by an international board of industry leaders who look at your knowledge, skills, and abilities in:
CPLP is valid for three years from issue. In the three-year span, you must meet the following two criteria:
1. Maintain Parks and Leisure Australia membership
2. Complete 30 hours of Continuing Professional Development
The CPLP is administered for PLA by Indiana University's World Parks Academy (WPA), managed by Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, as part of the School of Public Health's Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism studies, Indiana, USA.
The certification is based on a candidates' knowledge, skills, and abilities in Asset Management, Landscape and Amenity Horticulture, Operations and Maintenance, Project Management, Resource Management, Business Acumen, Supervision, Interpretation and Education, Public Health, Leadership, and Recreation.