Professional Development Calendar

December 1, 2015, Department, by NRPA

Check This Out

Tis the season! This year, give the gift of knowledge and consider responding to our AFO and CPSI instructor recruitment campaign. Becoming an instructor is a great way to share your expertise and give back to the field. We are currently looking for experienced, knowledgeable and personable applicants.

CPSI Program

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.


6-8 Landover, Maryland


16-18 Murfreesboro, Tennessee

29-March 2 Galveston, Texas


7-9 Mission, Kansas

8-10 Long Beach, California

9-11 New Brighton, Minnesota

15-17 Phoenix, Arizona

15-17 Bismarck, North Dakota

22-24 St. Charles, Missouri

28-30 Winter Park, Florida


5-7, East Hartford, Connecticut

13-15, Newport News, Virginia

19-21, Lombard, Illinois

20-22, Troy, Michigan 


AFO Program

The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification is a state-of-the-art certification for pool operators and aquatic facility managers.


5-6, Carmel, Indiana


23-24, Ellicott City, Maryland


10-11 San Diego, California

10-11 Canton, Michigan

14-15 Cedar Hill, Texas

23-25 Cheney, Washington


Schools and Conferences

NRPA Conferences and Schools are forums where the park and recreation community comes together to exchange ideas and information. Register now for these upcoming events. All NRPA Schools are held at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia, unless otherwise indicated.

NRPA Event Management School: January 17-22, 2016

NRPA Maintenance Management School: January 31- February 5, 2016 

NRPA Revenue Development & Management School: March 13-18, 2016

NRPA Directors School: August 28-September 4, 2016

NRPA 2016 Annual Conference: October 5-8, 2016 - St. Louis, Missouri

Supervisor's Management School: November 6-10, 2016