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Certified Permitting Professional

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Certified Permitting Professional Program Background

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) is committed to providing high quality service to its permit applicants.  South Coast AQMD continually strives to improve permitting efficiency in order to provide timely service.  To help accomplish this, South Coast AQMD 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 South Coast AQMD 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 South Coast AQMD'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 South Coast AQMD 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
Contact Philip Walstrom at 310-825-7942 or email pwalstrom@unex.ucla.edu or email jhower@ramboll.com
UCLA Extension
10960 Wilshire Boulevard, 16th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024
"Air Quality Permitting and Compliance" - Instructor: Ms. Judy Yorke
Contact Judy Yorke at 949-248-8490 x225 or email   info@YorkeEngr.com

https://ce.uci.edu/areas/facilities/environmental/  
(Search for “Air Quality Permitting” on the UCI site, for the Course Description and Sign-up)

Note: this 10-week course is offered on-line every Spring

UCI Continuing Education

PO Box 6050 Irvine, CA 92616

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