Whether you want to make a bigger impact on your community, keep your expertise fresh or improve your professional status, becoming a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) will open the door to more and better opportunities. Apply to take the CPRP exam by April 30, 2024, and receive a free CPRP Exam Preparation Kit ($250 value) 

The CPRP Certification Exam Preparation Kit provides a detailed review of the five core competencies and 51 job tasks of the CPRP Exam Content Outline. Self-paced learning modules cover Communication, Finance, Human Resources, Operations and Programming, plus the CPRP Certification Practice Exam. All content aligns with the CPRP Study Guide, 6th Edition, so you can prepare for the CPRP exam with confidence. 

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Frequently Asked Questions:


How do I qualify for the free CPRP Exam Preparation Kit? 

All individuals who apply to become a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) and complete payment for their CPRP exam during the promotional dates March 1, 2024, to April 30, 2024, will qualify to receive a free CPRP Certification Exam Preparation Kit ($250 value). 

The following applications qualify for the promotion: 

  • CPRP Initial Application 

  • CPRP Exam Only Application 

  • Group Package Applications (Premier, Agency, University, State Affiliate) 

  • Dual CPRP and CPRE Applications 

Individuals who meet these criteria will receive an email to the primary email address on theirNRPA Profile with a coupon code that is redeemable for one free CPRP Certification Exam Preparation Kit.  

The CPRP Certification Exam Preparation Kit includes: 

  • Operations Module 

  • Finance Module 

  • Human Resources Module 

  • Programming Module 

  • Communications Module 

  • CPRP Practice Exam 

Coupon codes are valid through December 31, 2024, and are not eligible for an extension once expired. 


How do I redeem my coupon code? 

Visit the NRPA Online Learning Center and add theCPRP Certification Exam Preparation Kit to your cart. During the checkout process, input your coupon code as prompted to redeem your free learning pack.  


I did not receive my coupon code, what do I do? 

Please contact certification@nrpa.org and one of our representatives will assist you.