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. Click here to find out more.
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.
5-7, Winter Park, Florida
6-8, Fairbanks, Alaska
18-20, Riverside, California
19-21, Arlington, Texas
3-5, Hillsboro, Oregon
14-16, Raleigh, North Carolina
15-17, Westminster, Colorado
23-25, Leesburg, Virginia
28-30, Griffin, Georgia
29-Oct. 1, Dublin, Ohio
The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification is a state-of-the-art certification for pool operators and aquatic facility managers.
4-5, Jacksonville, Florida
4-5, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
7-8, Springfield, Oregon
11-12, Vallejo, California
11-12, Jonesboro, Georgia
11-12, Leavenworth, Washington
13-14, Thonotosassa, Florida
AFO and CPSI Online Prep Courses
AFO: Member: $100 Nonmember: $130
CPSI Bundle: Member: $300 Nonmember: $390
Get ready for summer! Pools, playgrounds, possibilities! Too busy to attend an AFO or CPSI classroom course? Take advantage of the Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) online prep course and the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) prep course bundle. Click here for a free guide to becoming certified.
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. All NRPA Schools are held at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia, unless otherwise indicated.
NRPA Directors School: August 23-28, 2015
NRPA 2015 Annual Conference: September 15-17, Las Vegas, Nevada
NRPA Supervisors' Management School: November 1-5, 2015
NRPA Event Management School: January 15-20, 2016
NRPA Maintenance Management School: January 29-February 3, 2016
NRPA Revenue Development and Management School: March 13-18, 2016