Professionals & Practitioners
Forge your own career path – Build the knowledge, skills and attitudes you need to excel and grow in your profession. This nationally-recognized program will strengthen your resume and general knowledge of the sector.
Rediscover your passion – Expand and renew the knowledge and skills you’ve already developed, while learning about the latest trends and issues facing the sector. You’ll receive practical knowledge for tackling those issues!
Lead the way – Challenge yourself and your coworkers to strive for excellence with the CPRA Professional Development Certification. Get refreshed in a comfortable, on-line academic environment where you’ll learn the about the latest trends and issues facing the sector. Get connected and share your knowledge with other parks and recreation professionals across the country.
Professional Development is vital for creating a healthy and adaptable workforce. The CPRA Professional Development Certification helps employers unlock the potential of their staff, enhancing the quality of services and programs.
The initial certification develops the skills, knowledge and attitudes unique to recreation and parks professionals and creates a shared knowledge of the current issues and trends facing the sector.
Recertification gives employers the ability to shape the growth of their employees, allowing them to choose the professional development activities that will best prepare their staff for the changing requirements of the job and the needs of the organization.
A workplace that invests in continuous professional development creates and attracts employees that are…
- happy and loyal to the organization
- engaged and productive
- adaptable to the changing needs of the job
- confident in their ability to tackle new problems
- innovative in their implementation of solutions
- independent and require less management