Special Notice for CPRP's Expiring March 1, 2023:

Certified professionals must complete all 2.0 CEUs required for renewal within their two-year certification maintenance cycle. CEUs received outside your certification cycle will not be accepted.

After March 1, 2023: All Renewal Applications, Continuing Education Unit (CEU) petition forms, Professional Service Experience (PSE) forms, associated documents and fees will be accepted for 90 days following your certification expiration date (Deadline, May 31, 2023). 

Renewal Option 1

Earn 2.0 CEUs within the two-year certification cycle and submit a completed recertification application. The recertification application can either be downloaded or completed online in the Online Certification Center.

Renewal Application Fees

  • Member: $70.00
  • Non-Member: $80.00

Download Renewal Application Apply Online


How to Earn CEUs Towards CPRP Certification Renewal

  • Attend the NRPA Annual Conference, state conferences, local events and trainings that offer CEUs
  • Complete online learning courses and webinars that offer CEUs
  • Complete college or university credits
    • Academic credits can be transferred to CEU equivalents by taking the total number of classroom instructional hours and dividing it by 10
  • Earn Professional Service Experience (PSE) Points through contributions to the parks and recreation field via NRPA or a state affiliate (i.e., serving as a committee chair, speaking at a conference, serving as an accreditation visitor, etc.)
  • Complete a CEU Petition for equivalent credits for courses, institutes and workshops that do not directly offer CEUs

 

Renewal Option 2

Successfully retake the CPRP examination.


Apply for CPRP Exam Only

 

For questions or information on certification renewal, please email us at certification@nrpa.org.

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