Certified Permitting Professional

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Certified Permitting Professional Program Background

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is committed to providing high quality service to its permit applicants.  SCAQMD continually strives to improve permitting efficiency in order to provide timely service.  To help accomplish this, SCAQMD has established the Certified Permitting Professional (CPP) program, which is aimed to certify individuals that are knowledgeable in all aspects of permit application preparation including rule assessments, emission offset requirements, Best Available Control Technology (BACT) assessments, etc. 

Individuals who successfully pass the CPP examination earn the title "Certified Permitting Professional" and may retain the CPP license with annual renewal. Licensed CPPs are granted limited access to SCAQMD facility information through the Data Access System (DAS) to help prepare the permit application.  Licensed CPPs also have the opportunity to list their consulting services on SCAQMD's CPP Consultant List webpage, where it is made public to those seeking professional assistance with the permit application process. 

A CPP license, however, does not guarantee acceptance of a permit application or issuance of a permit.

CPP Exam Training Courses

Training courses are offered by several providers, as listed below. These courses are not prerequisites for taking the CPP examination. Anyone with sufficient background and expertise in permit application completion and filing is welcome to take the CPP examination.

Training Course Providers/Instructors

The following is a list of providers and instructors where you can receive training in preparing and submitting permit applications and in preparing for the CPP examination. Please contact each provider for course schedules and fees.  The SCAQMD does not imply that attending one of these classes will guarantee passing of the examination.

Cost & Enrollment Info. Mailing Address
"Air Quality Permitting and Enforcement" - Instructor: Joe Hower
Call Torrance Winder at 310-206-6794 or email or email
UCLA Extension
Torrance Winder, Program Representative
10995 LeConte Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024-2883
"Air Quality Permitting and Enforcement" - Instructor: Mohan Balagopalan
Call 951-827-1620 or email  University of California, Riverside Extension
Ms. Jennifer R. Campbell, REHS
Program Coordinator/Assistant Director 
Sciences, Law and Humanities
UC Riverside Extension
1200 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507
"Air Quality Permitting and Compliance" - Instructor: Ms. Judy Yorke
Call 949-248-8490 x25 or Fax 949- 376-2920 or go to University of California Irvine Extension
PO Box 6050 Irvine, CA 92716

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