Professional Development Calendar

November 1, 2015, Department, by NRPA

Check This Out

Missed the 2015 NRPA Annual Conference? No need to worry, we have 11 of the best sessions recorded and ready to view in the online learning center. Click here to watch one or watch them all.

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.


2-4 State College, Pennsylvania


6-8 Landover, Maryland

February 29-March 2, Galveston, Texas


15-17, Phoenix, Arizona

15-17, Bismarck, North Dakota


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.


8-9, St. Louis Park, Minnesota

8-9, Chattanooga, Texas

10-11, Burlington, North Carolina

15-16, Lisle, Illinois

17-18, North Miami, Florida


5-6, Carmel, Indiana


23-24, Ellicott City, Maryland


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