Professional Development Calendar

January 1, 2016, Department, by NRPA

Check This Out

This year, the NRPA professional development team will host a series of webinars that spotlight solutions to some of the common issues facing those in the field of parks and recreation. To learn more about the “NRPA Solutions Spotlight” webinar series, click here.

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.


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.


15-16, Irvine, Texas

18-19, Clearwater, Florida

23-24, Ellicott City, Maryland


10-11 San Diego, California

10-11 Canton, Michigan

14-15 Cedar Hill, Texas

23-24, Tallahassee, Florida

23-25 Cheney, Washington

26-27, Manitou Springs, Colorado

29-30, Ellensburg, Washington

31-April 1, Bothel, 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 Revenue Development & Management School: March 13-18, 2016

NRPA Directors School: August 28-September 1, 2016

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

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