35 Parking Managers Enrolled into CPP Program

Aug 10, 2018

35 Parking Managers Enrolled into CPP Program

Citizens Parking is pleased to announce that 35 of its regional and field managers, including 25 municipal program managers, were recently enrolled in the Certified Parking Professional (CPP) program through the National Parking Association (NPA).  The Certified Parking Professional (CPP) program is one of the leading credentials in the parking industry.  Through the CPP program, Citizens Parking managers can:

  • Further demonstrate their commitment to the parking profession;
  • Pursue greater career opportunities and personal advancement;
  • Gain recognition for their accomplishments and ability to meet national standards;
  • Expand their skills and knowledge through continuing professional development
  • Enhance the quality of our firm’s parking management services nationwide;

“We are excited to expand upon our firm’s unwavering commitment to the professional development and education of our people; Citizens Parking’s dedicated regional and field-level management personnel.  As our municipal and private-sector operating footprint expands, our people make the difference," said Bijan Eghtedari, President of Citizens Lanier Holdings.  With an already-robust set of corporate training initiatives in place, the CPP program offers Citizens Parking Managers the opportunity to endeavor a comprehensive curriculum that ensures their knowledge and skills are up-to-date in following areas:

  • Operations
  • Design
  • Regulations
  • Loss Prevention
  • Safety
  • Equipment
  • Accounting/Auditing
  • Human Resources
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing/Administration
  • Maintenance
  • Valet Operations

Citizens Parking Managers prepare for the prestigious CPP credential at their own pace, which is exactly what Rafael Abanilla, CPP, Manager of AmeriPark’s prestigious City of Newport Beach parking operations, did recently.  Rafael was the first Citizens Parking CPP field candidate and municipal program manager to successfully pass the CPP exam.  Congratulations Rafael!  For more information regarding Citizens Parking and to see how we are changing parking, please visit