Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) Certification

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CPRP Certification

The Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification is designed for the beginning to mid-level professional. Attaining the CPRP designation shows that you have met education and experience qualifications, and illustrates your commitment to the profession as well as your knowledge and understanding of key concepts within parks and recreation.

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Read everything thoroughly and focus your energy on the question at hand. Think through each answer and make a selection. Then totally focus on the next question without dwelling or re-hashing the previous.

-- Eric Lee Hothem  

The certification process raises the standard of our profession. It shows our communities our commitment to providing quality parks and recreation programs and services. It legitimizes the importance of what we do and the positive impact we have on the social, economic, environmental and health needs of our communities.

-- Glenn Anne Chabala 

The certification of professionals in our industry only strengthens our position.

-- Greg Petry 

My main focus for studying consisted of the CPRP Study Guide. I took it section by section and would then complete the practice questions at the end of the chapter. I also decided that I would take the practice exam both before and after I read the study guide so I would know what I needed to focus on more. When I first took the practice exam it helped me realize what area to spend more time on. After reading the study guide twice I reached out to others in the field who have taken the exam to get their opinions of the test. I received some great study suggestions from others on the NRPA LinkedIn site. I also attended the CPRP workshop at the NRPA Congress which was great. I was very pleased with the workshop and the interaction that was provided amongst all instructors and members attending.

-- Jay Tryon 

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