NRPA is dedicated to providing learning opportunities to advance the development of best practices and resources that make parks and recreation indispensable elements of American communities.
The Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification program provides the most comprehensive training on playground safety standards and the credentials to inspect playgrounds for safety compliance.
17–19 Corpus Christi, Texas
25–27 Novi, Michigan
26–28 Fort Myers, Florida
3–5 Bellevue, Washington
4–6 Ontario, California
11–13 Bismarck, North Dakota
12–14 Merriam, Kansas
12–14 St. Louis Park, Minnesota
18–20 Milford, Delaware
24–26 Phoenix, Arizona
26-28 LaGrange, Kentucky
The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification is a state-of-the-art certification for pool operators and aquatic facility managers.
4–5 Charleston, South Carolina
6–7 Jupiter, Florida
18–19 Atlanta, Georgia
25–26 Memphis, Tennessee
26–27 Austin, Texas
4–5 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
10–11 Gainesville, Florida
13–14 Clearwater, Florida
18–19 De Pere, Wisconsin
19–20 Waldorf, Maryland
20–21 Georgetown, Kentucky
24–25 Media, Pennsylvania
27–28 Lawrence, Kansas
27–28 Orlando, Florida
Online Learning is a cost-effective and flexible way to educate staff, provide training and earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) without leaving the comfort of your home or office. Visit NRPA’s Online Learning Center and choose from one of our many courses.
Camp Administration: Developed in partnership with the American Camp Association, this course provides youth leaders, including camp counselors and after-school program staff, with an understanding of the challenges and opportunities of their role, and important information regarding best practices in training, preparation, communication and leadership. CEUs: 0.3
New Chat: Changes for the 2014 Gold Medal Award Program, Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST: The quest for the Gold Medal Award begins in January. Hear from the designers of the new format to answer any questions you may have about the application, the process and the program. Obtain practical advice on how to navigate the application process. Gain insight into the in-depth study conducted to evaluate the process that resulted in further improvements to the award program.
Schools and Conferences
NRPA Conferences and Schools are forums where the park and recreation community comes together to exchange ideas and information. Register now for these upcoming events.
National School of RV Park and Campground Management: February 18–23, 2014
Revenue Development & Management School: March 9–14, 2014
NRPA Green School: March 23–27, 2014
NRPA Legislative Forum on Parks and Recreation: March 25–26, 2014
NRPA Directors School: August 23–29, 2014
NGF Municipal Golf Institute: September 2–5, 2014