Become a CPRP


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. 

The CPRP certification proves that your skills are up-to-date, putting you more in-line for the next promotion that pops up. Becoming a CPRP also shows your employer that you’re a valuable member of the team and that you’re willing to learn new things. By recognizing education and experience, the CPRP certification increases the confidence outside groups and the community have in you and your organization.  


What Do Other CPRP's Think?

"I plan to have a long career in parks and recreation because I believe in what we do and understand the significance of our work, and becoming a Certified Park and Recreation Professional is the foundation for my future."

-- Kenya V. Bryant, CPRP 

Why Become a CPRP?

Complete an application to become a Certified Park and Recreation Professional between January 7, 2019 and February 28, 2019* to treat yourself to:

  1. A free CPRP Prep Course (up to $250 value) to help prepare you for the exam.
  2. A chance to join an elite group of more than 5,800 CPRP's who have committed to advancing our field.
  3. The opportunity to prove your worth and take your career to the next level.
  4. An edge over other candidates when that promotion opportunity pops up or your dream job calls.


Any applications received before January 7, 2019 or after February 28, 2019 are not eligible for promotional offerings.




How to Apply and Get Your Free Prep Course

To become a CPRP you must meet eligibility requirements, complete an application and pass the exam. Here are some tips and links to get you started.

  1. Read the eligibility requirements to see if you qualify.
  2. Read these tips on the application process.
  3. Complete the application.
  4. After applying, you will receive an email within a week with a coupon code that is redeemable for a FREE CPRP Prep. Course. This code must be redeemed by March 31, 2019.


For questions or further information on certification, please email us at


*Any applications received before January 7, 2019 or after February 28, 2019 are not eligible for promotional offerings. All applicable CPRP application and exam fees must be paid in full on or between January 7 to February 28, 2019 to qualify for the free CPRP Prep Course promotion.”




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