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March Madness is upon us! It’s time to get your applications in for NRPA’s awards programs. NRPA awards programs highlight the efforts of professionals who go above and beyond to make a difference in their communities. Applications are now being accepted for individual and agency awards, including awards for young professionals, distinguished professionals, advocacy, inclusion, programming, design marketing, health equity, conservation and more. Click here for more information.
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, East Hartford, Connecticut
11-13, Las Vegas, Nevada
13-15, Maplewood, New Jersey
13-15, Newport News, Virginia
19-21, Lombard, Illinois
20-22, Troy, Michigan
3-5, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
4-6, Anchorage, Alaska
9-11, Worcester, Massachusetts
The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification is a state-of-the-art certification for pool operators and aquatic facility managers.
4-5, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
7-8, Glenwood Springs, Colorado
7-8, Lawrence, Kansas
7-8, Austin, Texas
7-8, Jupiter, Florida
7-8, Seattle, Washington
14-15, Glendale Heights, Illinois
14-15, Lake Charles, Louisiana
14-15, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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 28-September 1, 2016
NRPA 2016 Annual Conference: October 5-8, 2016 - St. Louis, Missouri
Supervisor's Management School: November 6-10, 2016
Event Management School: January 15-20, 2017
Park and Recreation Maintenance Management School: January 29 - February 3, 2017