Professional Development Calendar

October 1, 2015, Department, by NRPA

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. Click here to find out more. 

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, Farmington, New Mexico

4-6, Lexington, South Carolina

4-6, North Salt Lake, Utah

10-12, North Kansas City, Missouri

11-13, Carmel, Indiana

17-19, Bellevue, Washington

18-20, Largo, Florida

18-20, South Portland, Maine


AFO Program

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


6-7, Virginia Beach, Virginia

17-18, Phoenix, Arizona


17-18, North Miami, Florida


5-6, Carmel, Indiana


10-11, SanDiego, California and Canton, Michigan


Online Learning

Did you miss the NRPA Annual Conference? No worries! Check out online courses built from previously recorded sessions. Missed a class or want to revisit a favorite? Now you can. Click here to learn more. 


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 and Management School: March 13-18, 2016