The Certified Park and Recreation Professional certification is the national standard for all parks and recreation professionals who want to be at the forefront of their profession.
The National Recreation and Park Association offers the industry leading certification program in playground safety, the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification program.
The Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) establishes a national standard for managerial, administrative and executive parks and recreation professionals.
The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) program is designed for pool operators and management staff in aquatic facility operation and management.
Accreditation is a distinguished mark of excellence that affords external recognition of an organization's commitment to quality and improvement. NRPA administratively sponsors two distinct accreditation programs.