additional certifications and ACCREDITATION

Through national certification you can join thousands of people who are committed to the highest standards of ethical and professional practice in the delivery of park and recreation programs.

NRPA and the National Certification Board will provide a 6 month extension upon request for all Certified Park and Recreation Professionals (CPRP) and Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) certification holders whose certification expires September 1, 2021. This extension would update a September 1, 2021 expiration to March 1, 2022.

Certified professionals who request an extension will maintain a new certification cycle beginning and ending in March for future certification renewals. Certified professionals who have already received an extension from March 1, 2021 to September 1, 2021, are not eligible for an additional extension unless granted through appeal. Eligible parties may request an extension online through the My NRPA tab in their NRPA Profile (at www.nrpa.org)  by November 30, 2021. Certified professionals should email certification@nrpa.org for more information.


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


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).

For questions, contact Molly Sullivan, Certification Manager, at msullivan@nrpa.org


Serve and Earn!

Did you realize that by serving you can earn PSE's Professional Service Experience Credit.

PSE credit enable individuals to renew professional certifications by utilizing their professional activities, including Elected Officers, Committee Chairperson and Committee Members, Speakers and Presenters.

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