Professional Development Calendar

July 8, 2019, Department, by National Recreation and Park Association

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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. Find out more.

Maintain Your AFO Certification with NRPA’s Professional Development Opportunities

Are you searching for ways to obtain the CEUs necessary to renew your AFO certification? Look no further! Last month, NRPA released its new Splash Pad Certificate and began a new quarterly aquatics webinar series, which will be held each March, June, September and December. Also, this year’s NRPA Annual Conference will feature a learning track organized into group A and B content. Also, NRPA will soon be releasing our Aquatic Management Professional Certificate, an online program providing courses in human resources, budget and finance, maintenance management, risk management and marketing. Finding professional development opportunities to maintain your AFO certification has never been easier! Learn more. 

CPSI Program


9-11        Raleigh, North Carolina


13-15      Fayetteville, New York
14-16      Littleton, Colorado
21-23     Hobbs, New Mexico


11-13      Saratoga Springs, New York
16-18     Griffin, Georgia
17-19     West Hollywood, California
18-20    Dublin, Ohio
18-20    Leesburg, Virginia
21-23     Baltimore, Maryland

AFO Program


27-28   Doral, Florida


1-2         Sarasota, Florida
12-13     Gainesville, Florida
20-21    Sacramento, California


12-13      Naples, Florida
18-19     West Bend, Wisconsin
19-20    Escondido, California
22-23    Baltimore, Maryland

Playground Maintenance Course


12       Prescott, Arizona


12      Show Low, Arizona
16      Leesburg, Virginia
17      Town of Florence, Arizona
17      Leesburg, Virginia
23     Baltimore, Maryland

Schools and Conferences

NRPA Directors School
August 18–22, 2019
Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook, Illinois

2019 NRPA Annual Conference
September 24–26, 2019 Baltimore, Maryland

Supervisors' Management School
November 3–7, 2019
Wheeling, West Virginia