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CPWP-S: 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:
  • Cover letter explaining why the individual is seeking the certification
  • Complete resume/ description of relevant public works experience
  • Agreement in writing to adhere to the APWA Standards of Professional Conduct

Eligibility Application Fee:

APWA Members $95 USD
Nonmembers $145 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