The Value of Certification

Congratulations on making the decision to invest in your employees. Providing the opportunity to earn the Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) and/or the Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) designation shows that you value your employees and your agency’s overall success.

It's also clear that you value a great deal. As a Premiere Member, your agency is eligible to receive the best group-rate pricing for both of these industry-recognized certification programs.

CPRP Certification CPRE Certification


Standard Rate: $260/person

3-4 Candidates - $230*/person 10-14 Candidates - $200*/person 20+ Candidates - $170*/person
5-9 Candidates - $215*/person 15-19 Candidate - $185*/person  


Add $85 per person if they are taking the CPRE examination

10% Discount on study materials (CPRP Study Guide, CPRP Practice Exam, Management of Park and Recreation Agencies Text)**

*Please add $40 for each non-NRPA member

**Shipping and handling not included – invoice for fees will be created after distribution

To take advantage of this opportunity, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Determine the main point of contact for your agency
  2. Determine who in your agency will benefit from this opportunity:
  • Review the candidate qualifications on the qualification/candidate interest form. Please note there is one for CPRP and one for CPRE.
  • If you are unsure of your employee’s qualifications send the qualification/candidate interest form to your identified candidates and have them returned to you.
  1. Complete the Agency Application and submit via email to or fax (703.858.0794).

That is all there is to it. Once your application is received, NRPA will immediately send you email verification as well as a welcome email to all identified candidates indicating their next steps.


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