NRPA is dedicated to providing learning opportunities to advance the development of best practices and resources that make parks and recreation indispensable elements of American communities.
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.
3-5, Hillsboro, Oregon
14-16, Raleigh, North Carolina
4-6, Chicago Area, Illinois
15-17, Westminster, Colorado
23-25, Leesburg, Virginia
28-30, Griffin, Georgia
29-Oct. 1, Dublin, Ohio
5-7, Missoula, Montana
20-22, Midlothian, Illinois
20-22, Saratoga Springs, New York
21-23, Jackson, New Jersey
The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification is a state-of-the-art certification for pool operators and aquatic facility managers.
13-14, Las Vegas, Nevada
28-29, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
5-6, Fullerton, California
17-18, Phoenix, Arizona
Summer camps are right around the corner and it’s time to get children outdoors. Check out our online Camp Administration course, developed in partnership with the American Camp Association, and the Connecting Children with Nature course, which addresses the causes of “nature-deficit disorder” and offers best practices for responding to this problem. Both courses are available for $75 to NRPA members and $94 to non-members, and they each offer 0.3 CEUs upon completion. Click here for information on these and a variety of other online courses available to you.
Are you a Premier member? If not, you could be missing out on the free Premier webinar series. Premier members receive access to free monthly webinars. Click here for a full listing.
Schools and Conferences
NRPA Conferences and Schools are forums where the park and recreation community comes together to exchange ideas and information. All NRPA Schools are held at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia, unless otherwise indicated.
NRPA Directors School: August 23-28, 2015
NRPA 2015 Annual Conference: September 15-17, Las Vegas, Nevada
NRPA Supervisors' Management School: November 1-5, 2015
NRPA Event Management School: January 17-22, 2016
NRPA Maintenance Management School: January 31-February 5, 2016
NRPA Revenue Development and Management School: March 13-18, 2016