NRPA Certificate programs provide participants with training developed around specialized topics for the park and recreation field. After successfully demonstrating knowledge of the course content, professionals will receive a certificate of completion. Certificate programs are a valuable resume booster and a great way to keep your skills sharp.

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Playground Maintenance Course


NRPA's Playground Maintenance Course provides an overview of playground safety standards and guidelines, playground owner responsibilities and maintenance discussions on playground equipment, surfacing and site items.

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NRPA Leadership Certificate

Leadership Development Certificate Teaser 410

The NRPA Leadership Certificate program will give you a fresh perspective on the principles of leadership, discover new models to lead your organization successfully, and gain a network of fellow park and recreation leaders from across the country.

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NRPA Marketing and Communications Certificate

Marketing Communications Certificate Teaser 410

NRPA's online Marketing and Communications Certificate provides you with the knowledge, skills and strategies needed to build and execute effective park and recreation marketing and communication campaigns that will help you better connect with your community.

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NRPA Aquatic Management Professional Certificate

AMP Certificate 410

NRPA’s Aquatic Management Professional Certificate provides you with the knowledge and skills for effective aquatic facility management. This online certificate program will strengthen your management skills and increase your understanding of aquatic facility operations.

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NRPA Splash Pad Certificate

Splashpad Certificate Teaser 410

NRPA’s Splash Pad Certificate Program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to create and implement a water play recreation area for your agency and community. By completing this online certificate program, you will gain the expertise necessary to plan, design, operate and maintain a splash pad facility.

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