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Requirements: A successful candidate will complete 36 learning hours per year. Options to earn your credential hours include becoming a mentee, attending AAPA events and/or webinars, taking a course at a local college or online educational program, and/or participating in a residency at a host port.


In order to be eligible for the PPA® program, you must complete the application and pay the $75.00 application fee. The application fee will be waived for students. 


Please click here to pay the application fee. The application fee is processed through our website using your IMIS ID. This is different than the logon you created for the application. If you do not have a logon, use the Find My Account form to search for your record. If your record is not found, you may Create an Account to continue with paying your PPA® application fee.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Jbarelas@aapa-ports.org.

Selected applicants will be notified approximately two weeks after their application date. 

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