KANSAS CITY, MO – The American Public Works Association (APWA) recently launched computer-based testing for Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) and Certified Public Infrastructure Inspection exams. The first exams offered through the new format will be administered March 16-27.

“New testing options will allow greater flexibility for fleet and infrastructure inspection professionals working to achieve certification while maintaining excellent public works services in their communities,” said APWA President Noel Thompson.

More than 170 testing centers across the United States will offer the computer-based exams, reducing the amount of travel and cost required for those applying for certification. The format allows the flexibility to take the exam within a two-week testing block and with immediate scoring results.

Since establishment in 2006, 67 industry professionals have achieved CPFP certification and 60 have achieved CPII certification through the programs, designed to ensure individual competency, promote excellence in their given fields, and provide the public works industry with recognized hiring and promotion standards, according to the APWA.
The 2009 CPFP exams will be administered on the following dates:

  • March 16-27 – Open computer-based testing.
  • April 4 – Newport Beach, California (Paper/Pencil).
  • April 29 – Des Moines, Iowa (Paper/Pencil).
  • June 8 – Denver, Colorado (Paper/Pencil).
  • July 6-17 – Open computer-based testing.
  • September 16 – Columbus, Ohio (Paper/Pencil).
  • November 9-20 – Open computer-based testing.

CPII exams will be administered during the following dates:

  • July 6-17 – Open computer-based testing.
  • September 16 – Columbus, Ohio (Paper/Pencil).
  • November 9-20 – Open computer-based testing.

For more information about the certification programs or APWA’s other professional development initiatives, contact Certification Manager Becky Stein, (816) 595-5212 or bstein@apwa.net. Computer-based testing locations are available at www.goamp.com/displayTCList.aspx?pExamID=21105.
About APWA
The American Public Works Association (www.apwa.net) is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 29,600 members involved in the field of public works. APWA serves its members by promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge. With 64 chapters throughout North America, APWA is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., and has an office in Washington, D.C.