NRPA schools and conferences are forums where the park and recreation community comes together to exchange ideas and information. Whether you are just starting your career or are a seasoned veteran, NRPA’s schools and conferences will give you the education and networking opportunities you need to ensure success.
Online learning is a cost-effective and flexible way to educate staff, provide training and earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) without leaving the comfort of your home or office. Visit NRPA’s Online Learning Center and choose from one of our many courses.
NRPA webinars offer the opportunity to get professional development and education through direct interaction with experts in an easy, interactive, cost-effective manner.
The Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification is granted to individuals employed in the recreation, park resources and leisure services profession who meet high standards of performance.
The Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) certification can be achieved by individuals employed in the recreation, park resources and leisure services profession who meet high standards of performance at a mastery (middle to upper management) level.
The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification is a state-of-the-art certification for pool operators and aquatic facility managers.
The Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification program provides the most comprehensive training on playground safety standards and the credentials to inspect playgrounds for safety compliance.
Practice exams and online training courses are available through the Online Learning Center.
2014 Legislative Forum
NRPA’s Legislative Forum is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for you to be the voice for parks and recreation and advocate for the entire profession. In 2014, NRPA is making a number of changes to Legislative Forum as a direct result of your feedback and input. Your presence will help ensure that changes in Washington have a positive impact on your community.
2–4 CPSI, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
5–6 AFO, Fort Myers, Florida
10–11 AFO, Columbia, South Carolina
10–12 CPSI, San Clemente, California
12 Webinar, Park Prescriptions
7–8 AFO, Raleigh, North Carolina
7–8 AFO, Indianapolis, Indiana
9–11 CPSI, Landover, Maryland
13–15 CPSI, Indianapolis, Indiana
19-23 Event Management School, Wheeling, West Virginia
22–23 AFO, Charlotte, North Carolina
26–30 Maintenance Management School, Wheeling, West Virginia
4–5 AFO, Charleston, South Carolina
17–19 CPSI, Corpus Christi, Texas
18–19 AFO, Atlanta, Georgia
18–23 National School of RV Park and Campground Management, Wheeling, West Virginia
25–26 AFO, Memphis, Tennessee
25–27 CPSI, Novi, Michigan
26–27 AFO, Austin, Texas
3–5 CPSI, Bellevue, Washington
4–5 AFO, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
4–6 CPSI, Ontario, California
9–14 Revenue Development and Management School, Wheeling, West Virginia
12–14 CPSI, Merriam, Kansas
18–20 CPSI, Milford, Delaware
23–27 Green School, Wheeling, West Virginia
24–25 AFO, Media, Pennsylvania
24–26 CPSI, Phoenix, Arizona
25–26 NRPA National Legislative Forum on Parks and Recreation, Washington, D.C.
27–28 AFO, Lawrence, Kansas