The NRPA Aquatic Management Professional Certificate provides aquatics and park and recreation professionals with the knowledge and skills for effective aquatic facility management. This six-course online certificate program will strengthen your management skills and increase your understanding of aquatic facility operations.

Who Should Enroll?

Aquatics professionals and park and recreation leaders interested in expanding their knowledge of aquatic facility management.

Course Details and Registration

To earn your Aquatic Management Professional Certificate and 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), you must complete all six courses.

Whether you have 10 minutes or an hour, the Aquatic Management Professional Certificate offers a robust online learning opportunity designed for maximum flexibility. The certificate can be purchased as a full package or individual courses. The course, Programming and Event Planning,is available for free.

Full Certificate CEUs:
Full Certificate Package Price: $345 (member) | $475 (nonmember)

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Budgeting and Finance

Explore the fundamentals of the budget process, including how to calculate expenses, set price points, estimate revenues, achieve targets, determine return on investment and look for areas of alternative funding.

CEUs: 0.3
Course Price:
$105 (member) | $150 (nonmember)

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Human Resource Management

Identify the core components of the recruitment process and how to communicate effectively with employees. Topics include the implementation and delivery of performance evaluations and engaging multigenerational teams.

CEUs: 0.2
Course Price:
$70 (member) | $100 (nonmember)

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Learn the components of a marketing plan, how to apply marketing strategies to aquatic programming, and how to identify and reach marketing segments.

CEUs: 0.2
Course Price:
$70 (member) | $100 (nonmember)

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Learn how to apply a Planned Maintenance System to conduct daily and preventative maintenance at your aquatic facilities. Explore advanced maintenance planning methods and how current events shape the future of maintenance management.

CEUs: 0.2 CEUs
Course Price:
$70 (member) | $100 (nonmember)

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Programming and Event Planning

Explore the integral role of programming and events in the success of your aquatic facilities and learn creative ways to enhance your programming.

CEUs: 0.1
Course Price:

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Risk Management

Review the fundamentals of aquatic risk management, including risk reduction. Learn how to develop policies and procedures for safety and risk mitigation at your facilities.

CEUs: 0.2
Course Price:
$70 (member) | $100 (nonmember)

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