History and Today

Founded in 2011, the purpose of the Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) Program is to establish national standards for executive certification in the recreation, park resources, and leisure profession. The test is based on the results of a job analysis, and the content outline is a reflection of the role of hundreds of recreation and park professionals. Each year’s examination exactly matches the content outline, and all test questions have been unanimously approved by a committee of subject matter experts.

Volunteer Recognition

The National Certification Board and the CPRP/E Certification Committee support the achievements of the NRPA mission and is dedicated to enhancing and promoting the profession of parks, recreation and leisure services by providing quality certifications to the industry. 

News Stories

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