Management of Park and Recreation Agencies, 4th Edition

Management of Park and Recreation Agencies, 4th Edition, sponsored by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA), provides park and recreation professionals with best practices for the profession based on National Accreditation Standards. This is the #1 resource to help you prepare for the CPRE exam. There are three options to purchase the book:

Management of Park and Recreation Agencies, 4th Edition

(Physical textbook)
$65 Member
$90 Nonmember


Management of Park and Recreation Agencies, 4th Edition eBook

(Available for online viewing)
$40 Member
$60 Nonmember


Management of Park and Recreation Agencies, 4th Edition Bundle

(Physical textbook + eBook)
$80 Member
$105 Nonmember



CPRE Resources

  • CPRE Preparatory Resource This guide was created to assist candidates as they prepare for the examination. This document is complementary to the Management of Park and Recreation Agencies, 4th Edition book.
  • Candidate Handbook - Review the Candidate Handbook for test taking advice, a detailed content outline, list of reference materials and more.
  • CPRP & CPRE Policy and Procedure Manual - All professionals either currently certified or interested in becoming certified should review the CPRP & CPRE Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Exam Extension Application - Request a 3 month extension for any reason.
  • Exam Extension Fee Waiver - If a serious health condition or extreme personal emergency has prevented an individual from completing the exam prior to their exam expiration date.
  • Work Experience Forms - Fulfillment of appropriate education requirements as demonstrated by official academic transcripts and work experience forms are only required if you are notified that your application was selected for audit.
  • CEU Petition - Use this petition to gain CEU credit from trainings and courses.
  • Professional Service Experience (PSE) Form - Use this form to gain CEU equivalency from certain services provided to the field.
  • NRPA Online Certification Center


Special Accommodations

  • Candidates requesting special accommodations must call AMP at 1-888-519-9901 to schedule their examination.
  • Verification of the disability and a statement of the specific type of assistance needed must be made in writing to AMP at least 45 calendar days prior to your desired examination date by completing the Request for Special Examination Accommodations form.
  • AMP is equipped with Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD) to assist deaf and hearing-impaired candidates. TDD calling is available 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday at 913-895-4637. This TDD phone option is for individuals equipped with compatible TDD machinery.


English as a Second Language


Learn How to Become a CPRE 

News Stories

11.25.20Parks and Recreation Update

New trees bring stormwater benefits before full maturity

11.25.20Public Communication and Outreach

Partnership creates interactive map of N.J. city's parks

11.25.20Public Communication and Outreach

Fla. city is first to adopt app-based "Magical Park"