Submit Your Applications for AAPA’s 2024 Professional Development Programs

Take advantage of this opportunity and apply now to AAPA’s premier Port Professional Manager (PPM®) certification program for 2024. The PPM Echo Cohort application deadline is Sunday, January 7, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The program is open to AAPA members who are aspiring leaders and professionals in the industry, offering a unique opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to achieve your professional goals.

Review the program details, curriculum, and admission requirements for PPM before applying. Complete the online application form and submit all required documents, including a resume, job description, letters of recommendation, personal statement, and application fee. Visit the PPM Echo Cohort application page to submit your application materials by the deadline.

AAPA’s Port Professional Associate (PPA®) is a foundational entry-level educational program for AAPA members who are port professionals with less than five years in the port industry. The PPA application deadline is Friday, January 12, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Accepted candidates can 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®). Be sure to submit your application before the deadline to secure your spot.

AAPA’s Professional Development Board Members will review applications for both programs and notifications of acceptance to the programs will be issued in February 2024. For questions about the application process, contact Julie Barelas. For program questions, contact Shannon McLeod.