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CPWP-M: Eligibility and Verification

To demonstrate eligibility, candidates must submit an application documenting the completion of the following requirements:

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  • Completion of one of the following education and work experience pathways:
    • High school graduation or equivalent and 7 years public works experience, with a minimum of three years supervisory experience in public works
    • Associate’s degree or trade school certificate with equivalent credit hours and 5 years public works experience*, with a minimum of three years supervisory experience in public works
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher and 3 years public works experience*, with a minimum of three years supervisory experience in public works
    • Completion of the Certified Public Works Professional-Supervision, with a minimum of three years supervisory experience in public works
  • Cover letter explaining why the individual is seeking the certification
  • Complete Resume/ description of relevant public works supervisory experience
  • Agreement in writing to adhere to the APWA Standards of Professional Conduct
  • *Completion of an APWA Nationally-Approved Public Works Institute may be used to substitute for two years of public works experience. It may not be substituted for the required three years supervisory experience.

Eligibility Application Fee:

APWA Members $195 USD
Nonmembers $245 USD
(the invoice will be generated upon receipt of the application)

Eligibility Application Form

Complete the Eligibility Application save it. Then either print and mail with payment (to address noted on form), or email the digital version you saved (to email address noted on form).

APWA Verification

  • Applications approved within 14 business days of receipt
  • Eligibility must be approved 30 days prior to scheduled exam
  • Candidates have 2 years to sit for the examination

 

Questions?

Email certification@apwa.net.