The Gold Standard

Professional Publications, Inc. (PPI) is a successful publishing company located in beautiful Belmont, California.

About PPI

Established in 1975, PPI has a proud reputation as the gold standard leader in engineering, surveying, architecture, interior design LEED®, and landscape architecture exam review. More than three (3) million exam candidates have relied on and used our publications to further their professional careers. Each week, thousands of people visit our website to obtain the most current and dependable information on licensing exams and professional registration.

The People

The PPI team consists of highly dedicated individuals who care deeply about their contributions. Equally important, we care about one another. PPI expects gold standard products from its team, so we hire creative, ambitious, and passionate people who have compassion for others, as well as passion for quality, innovation, and progress. If this description resonates with you, an excellent career awaits you at PPI.

HR's Vision

To be recognized as a leader in human resources. To serve as a model for the engagement and support of staff, so that PPI continues to prosper as a place of collegiality, possibility, and opportunity.

HR’s Mission

To empower a team environment that is all about excellence. To lead and partner with colleagues in advancing PPI through the delivery of high quality, cost-effective and integrated HR services, while also promoting and supporting an engaged, high-performing, and inclusive team environment.

HR’s Values

  • Excellence: We provide expertise and innovation in the provision of our services, processes, and collective performance.
  • Integrity: We work honestly, ethically, and with accountability and transparency; this is the foundation of what we do, and how we conduct relations with others.
  • People: We provide opportunities, development, support, and respect to our diverse PPI community; we understand what is required to be successful, and that it is vital to be inspired in one’s work.
  • Service: We strive to provide responsiveness and superior customer service in the programs and services we manage; we know the value of integration, collaboration, diversity, and flexibility.
  • Stewardship: We oversee resources in an open and effective, responsible manner, and we provide leadership to PPI in order to protect the human, physical, and financial resources under our care.

Superior Employee Benefits

As both an established and successful company, PPI provides stability as a Bay Area employer. We offer competitive compensation in a casual and comfortable setting, along with an exceptional suite of employee benefits that includes a choice of either Blue Shield or Kaiser health insurance; Premier Dental; VSP vision; group term life and AD&D insurance; and short- and long-term disability insurance. PPI also offers Pretax Commuter Benefits ($255.00 per month), free onsite parking, a Dependent Care Spending Account (to $5,000.00 annually), Personal Wellness Reimbursement (to $500.00 annually), and a 401(k) Plan with an immediate, generous employer match, along with a Profit Sharing Plan.

New team members accrue Paid Time Off at the rate of three (3) weeks per year (the amount of PTO increases with years of service). PPI observes twelve (12) paid holidays annually and you will receive your birthday off with pay because that is a very special day! PPI also formally observes service anniversaries with bonuses based on years of service. PPI provides for paid bereavement and jury duty leave, zero-interest employee loans, credit union membership, and a generous educational assistance plan.

PPI is located within a few blocks of the Belmont Caltrain Station and you will find Peet's, Starbucks, Safeway, and other restaurants close to the office, which has a beautiful outdoor patio with plenty of seating and umbrellas.

And last, but not least, each month, PPI staff members have “Bagel Wednesdays” and also attend one fun “Social Event,” which has ranged from a chartered bus trip to Westfield Mall in San Francisco, to a catered lunch in Chinatown; from a Cinco de Mayo bowling afternoon, to a talent exhibition; from a Halloween pumpkin carving and costume contest, to pizza, pies, and pinatas at “Pi Day in the Park.” In other words, we like to have fun! Come join our team!

Positions Currently Available at PPI

PPI employment offers are made on the basis of a candidate's experience and demonstrated past performance. Employment offers are not made with regard to any factor(s) that Federal, State, or local laws protect from employment discrimination.

Open Positions
Instructors needed for FE, PE, and SE Exam Review Courses