PPA Application Period Opens – Boost Your Port Professional Education

The application portal for AAPA’s Port Professional Associate (PPA®), a foundational program for entry-level port professionals, is open. This customizable program is designed for port professionals with less than five years in the port industry who seek to build their port and maritime knowledge leading to the potential for advancement professionally. PPAs earn an annual credential by completing 36 hours of learning via mentorship, webinars, local or online training and/or approved industry events focused on port and supply chain topics. PPA candidates accepted into the program are afforded unique mentorship opportunities with Port Professional Executives (PPX®).  

The application period is open until January 12, 2024. Be sure to submit your application before the deadline to secure your spot. Applications will be reviewed by AAPA’s Professional Development Board Members and notifications of acceptance to the program will be issued in February 2024. 

For questions about the application process, contact Julie Barelas. For program questions, contact Shannon McLeod.