certification you join thousands of people who are committed to fostering the
highest standards of ethical and professional practice in the delivery of park
and recreation programs and services.
5 REASONS TO BECOME A CERTIFIED
1. Greater career opportunities and advancement
2. Demonstration of your commitment to the parks and recreation profession
3. Enhanced quality of parks and recreation services nationwide
Recognition for your accomplishments and ability to meet national standards
5. Expansion of your skills and knowledge through continuing professional
The National Recreation and Park Association certification
programs are governed by the National Certification Board; four certifications
are currently offered.
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.
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.
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
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).
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