The Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) Exam structure includes a set of unscored sample questions to familiarize candidates with the exam structure and computerized testing

The CPRP examination is 150 questions (125 scored, 25 unscored pre-test) and covers four core competencies (Operations (33%), Programming (33%), Human Resources (23%), and Finance(11%).

All candidates must review the CPRP Candidate Handbook prior to scheduling the exam.

Candidate Handbook


Passing Score for the Exam

Professionals must achieve a score of 85 or higher to successfully pass the CPRP examination (as of 6/20/2016).

Location of Exams

Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP) offers approximately 200 professional testing sites in the United States, as well as testing internationally.  The exam is administered via computerized test designated AMP testing centers. For a list of testing centers nearest you, go to AMP Testing Centers or call 1-888-519-9901.

Results and Retesting

  • Test results are provided on-site.
  • Individuals who recently failed their exam, or had their CPRP certification expire without renewing, are eligible to use the Exam-Only Application. For more information on eligibility please contact NRPA.

Exam Only Application

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