About This Group
The mission of the Certified Public Works Professional credential is to promote excellence in public works leadership by advancing the knowledge and practice of public works to benefit the community, public agencies, and the profession. The Certified Public Works Professional-Supervision (CPWP-S) credential recognizes individuals in the public works field who have the knowledge and experience to supervise areas in a public works organization. It is for public works supervisors, crew leaders and frontline employees ready for supervisory positions. The Certified Public Works Professional-Management (CPWP-M) credential recognizes individuals in the public works field who have the knowledge and experience to manage organizations within a public works department. The certification is for public works managers, superintendents, and supervisors ready for management positions.
The APWA President-Elect shall appoint up to six voting members including the chair. Council members serve a two-year term and may be appointed for up to three consecutive two-year terms. The qualification basis for appointment to this council is to be an active CPWP-M or CPWP-S in good standing and be a “highly knowledgeable” subject matter expert in the specific area of council responsibility with diversity of technical background, experience, and geographic location.