Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP)

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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.

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Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Certification


The National Recreation and Park Association offers the industry leading certification program in playground safety, the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification program.

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Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE)

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The Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) establishes a national standard for managerial, administrative and executive parks and recreation professionals.

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Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certification


The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) program is designed for pool operators and management staff in aquatic facility operation and management.

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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.

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