NRPA Certifications





Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE)


The Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) certification can be achieved by individuals employed in the recreation, park resources and leisure services profession who meet high standards of performance at a mastery (middle to upper management level).
  • 2017 Certification Updates - The 2016 Job Task Analysis identified the need for a few changes to the Certified Park and Recreation Professional and Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) core competencies.  Please find the program specific changes below, and feel free to contact Molly Sullivan, Certification Manager, at msullivan@nrpa.org if you have any questions.
    • Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) - The core competencies are now identified as Communication, Finance, Human Resources, Operations and Programming (effective March 1, 2017).  The only change here is with the addition of Communication. 
    • Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) - The core competencies are now identified as Communication, Finance, Human Resources, Operations and Planning and Policy (effective March 1, 2017).  The only change here is the change of Planning to be Planning and Policy.

Upcoming CPRE Programs


 


Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP)


The Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification is granted to individuals employed in the recreation, park resources and leisure services profession who meet high standards of performance.

Initial Certification Application Form

Upcoming CPRP Programs







Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)

The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) is a state-of-the-art certification for pool operators and aquatic facility managers. More than 16,000 aquatic facility operators have gained certification in the program's 16 years of existence.

Upcoming AFO Programs




 


Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)

The Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) provides the credentials to inspect playgrounds for safety ensuring that each playground meets the current national standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Upcoming CPSI Programs




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