KANSAS CITY, MO - The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced that four public works fleet professionals have earned the APWA Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) credential.

The APWA CPFP program is a public works professional development initiative that is intended for both the seasoned, career government public fleet manager and those interested in the credential to promote their public fleet management career. Recent CPFPs include:

    • Steve Dorsey, CPFP, City of Chula Vista, Calif.
    • Harold James Pedersen, CPFP, City of Fargo, N.D.
    • Clayton Reynolds, CPFP, City of Tualatin, Ore.
    • Kevin Schlangen, CPFP, Dakota County, Minn.

"The purpose of APWA's Certified Public Fleet Professional program is to promote excellence in fleet management by advancing the fleet professionals' knowledge and practice to benefit communities through quality services," said APWA Executive Director Peter B. King.  "Employers feel confident in hiring these professionals, who have the knowledge, skills, and training that will benefit their agency and keep it moving in an ever-changing environment."

(Left) Kevin Schlangen, CPFP, Dakota County, Minn. (Right) Clayton Reynolds, CPFP, City of Tualatin, Ore. Photos courtesy APWA.

(Left) Kevin Schlangen, CPFP, Dakota County, Minn. (Right) Clayton Reynolds, CPFP, City of Tualatin, Ore. Photos courtesy APWA.

The role of the public fleet operation has evolved over the years to a new profile of asset management, environmental stewardship, and related business functions, according to APWA. Since its inception, a total of 103 U.S. and Canadian fleet professionals have received the CPFP certification.

The CPFP certification program has launched computer-based testing in the Canada exam administration. Computer-based testing will be available in 2011 at more than 170 sites in the United States and more than 20 sites in Canada. For more information about the Public Fleet Professional Certification program and the 2011 exam schedule, click here.

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