September 1, 2016, Department, by National Recreation and Park Association

The NRPA Annual Conference is the premier event to receive training about the latest trends in parks and recreation. If you are unable to join us in St. Louis, Missouri, this October, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun! When you take advantage of NRPA Live, the virtual option for the Conference, you’ll receive valuable training from the highest-rated sessions and presenters, right from your office or home. We have selected 11 of the best education sessions to be streamed live October 5-7. You also have the option to purchase a package that will allow you to access the session recordings for up to 12 months, so you may wait to watch and learn when it is most convenient for you. In addition to receiving excellent education from your home or office, you will also have the opportunity to earn 1.1 CEUs — more than half the CEUs required to renew your CPRP! 

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. 

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

16-18           Clearwater, Florida

AFO Program

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


3-4             St. Louis, Missouri

3-4             Fullerton, California

9-10            New Orleans, Louisiana

13-14          New Port Richey, Florida

14-16          Cheney, Washington

20-21           Litteton, Colorado

20-21           Lake Crystal, Minnesota


8-9               Austin, Texas

8-9               Charlottesville, Virginia

10-11            Portland, Oregon

12-13            Sun City, Arizona

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 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