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How to complete a Work Experience Summary 

Candidates for the CPPA or CPPM designations must document their work experience by submitting a

Work Experience Summary


Watch a slideshow about completing the Work Summary.



You can submit your signed Work Experience Summary in one of the following ways:


1. Upload a PDF of your signed work summary here or

2. Email a PDF of your signed work summary to or

3. Fax to 404-240-0998 or

4. Mail to:



Attn: Certification

3523 Piedmont Road

Building 5, Suite 300

Atlanta GA 30305 



You must use the Work Experience Summary form.


Description - Easy-to-use form that describes the position(s) you have held as they relate to property management.


Form includes:

1.      Job Title

2.      Company or Agency

3.      Time of Employment (Format the dates as noted on the form)

4.      A unique paragraph of your experience and responsibilities in at least seven (7) of the functional areas (see below) of property management.


Requirements Planning



Risk Management


Storage, Warehousing, and Inventory Mgmt


Environmental Considerations



Control: Ownership, Responsibility & Accountability


Movement and Transfers


Property Accountability

Physical Inventory



Screening and Excessing

Contracts and Agreements Closure

Disposition and Retirement



Functional Area Definitions 


1.      You must use the fill-in form to complete your Work Experience Summary. Resumes are not accepted.

2.      Ensure you have chosen the certification level for which you are applying (CPPA and/or CPPM checkboxes).

3.      Uniquely describe your responsibilities in each of the 7 functions you choose. Lack of information or repeated information will cause your summary to be denied, requiring re-submission. The reviewer must have enough information to adequately evaluate your work summary. 

4.      Save the completed form, print it, sign it and have your manager sign it. Or create a PDF digital signature.

5.      Create a PDF of your signed form and upload it here. You may also email it to

Required Signatures:

1.      Your signature or PDF digital signature

2.      Your supervisor/manager's signature or PDF digital signature

EXAMPLES OF WORK EXPERIENCE SUMMARIES (for one functional area).  Each function must have the minimum number of years each:

CPPA (3 Years minimum in each function)

 Property Management Specialist

A-1 Assets, Aug 91 - Jan 95



As the Government Property Administrator for my Company, I am responsible for creating the inventory plan, communicating and coordinating with other involved functional areas and implementing the plan.  I ensure that the physical inventory stays on track, results are reported timely and efficiently and any problems along the way are resolved.  Once in receipt of all results, I reconcile the records and prepare the inventory certificates for signature by program personnel.  When all certificates are received, I report the total physical inventory results to Company Management as well as our Customer.


CPPM (6 Years minimum in each function)

Supervisor, Property Management

ABC Tactical Company, Sep 89 - Mar 99


Movement and Transfer

As the Government Property Administrator for my Company, I am responsible for tracking all movements and transfers of Government Property.  This includes acquisition and disposition via DD1149, donation with a hand receipt, check-out with an employee responsibility form and relocation notice.  I track transfers of Government property with DD1149 where applicable as well as mods to both losing and gaining contracts.  Upon receipt of required documentation, I post the updates to the records and provide an updated inventory list to program personnel as appropriate.


Please note: If you tested in retired curriculum and did not submit a work experience summary for CPPA or CPPM that was required, testing is required in the latest curriculum with an approved work experience summary.


*Reviews are back approximately 2 weeks from submission.


If you have questions about the Work Experience Summary, please call NPMA Certification at 404-789-3160 or email:

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