NRPA Online Learning Has It All

August 1, 2016, Department, by NRPA

This summer NRPA will host a full schedule of webinars on topics ranging from advocacy to how augmented reality gaming — specifically, phenomenon like Pokémon Go — are influencing the use of parks and open public spaces. Webinars are not the only online professional development opportunities available — NRPA also provides a catalog of online courses and archived webinars that offer CEUs! Whether you are looking for last-minute credit opportunities for the upcoming certification renewal period or simply wish to gain insight on a topic of particular interest, click here and take a moment to check out what we have to offer.

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. Click here for details.


6-8          Berkeley, California

7-9          Roanoke, Virginia     

12-14       Farmington, New Mexico

19-21       Griffin, Georgia

27-29       Hoffmand Estates, Illinois

27-29       Dublin, Ohio



11-13          Cerritos, California

12-14          Shelbyville, Kentucky 

12-14          Camillus, New York 

19-21          Grand Rapids, Michigan 

25-27          Phoenix, Arizona

26-28          Verona, New Jersey

31-Nov. 2     Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin



2-4               Lexington, South Carolina

2-4               North Salt Lake, Utah

8-10             Liberty, Missouri

9-11             San Angelo, Texas

29-Dec.1      Everett, Washington


AFO Program

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


6-7             Grand Turk, TCI

13-14          Glenn Mills, Pennsylvania

15-16          Jupiter, Florida

26-27          Seattle, Washington

27-28          San Jose, California

29-30          Sarasota, Florida



3-4              St. Louis, Missouri

9-10            New Orleans, Louisiana

14-16          Cheney, Washington

20-21          Lake Crystal, Minnesota


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. Click here for details.

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

Supervisors' Management School: November 6-10, 2016

Event Management School: January 15-20, 2017

Park & Recreation Maintenance Management School: January 29 - February 3, 2017

Revenue Development & Management School: March 12-17, 2017