Working in the recreation and parks sector requires a unique and diverse set of knowledge, skills and attitudes. The CPRA Professional Development Certification Program (CPRA PDC) fosters continual growth of these competencies through accessible professional development that creates a national standard and network that will strengthen the credibility and quality of its practitioners.
CPRA PDC is a Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) initiative and is currently delivered through the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA). CPRA is the national voice of recreation and parks. Its vibrant network of members and partners exists to build healthy communities and enhance the quality of life and environments for all Canadians.
Program at a Glance
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Through this certification you will enhance your understanding of issues facing the recreation and parks sector and will be further equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and networks to design and implement effective and innovative solutions.
This certification is available to all Canadian professionals and practitioners who are active members of a provincial or territorial recreation and parks association.
Professionals & Practitioners
The CPRA Professional Development Certification is recognized nationwide and demonstrates your commitment to professional development by strengthening your ability to deliver quality programs and services and advancing the recreation and parks sector as a whole. Its approach to personalized development allows practitioners, in any stage of their career, to advance their competencies and tap their potential.
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Professional Development is vital for creating a healthy and adaptable workforce, increasing job satisfaction and reducing employee turnover. The CPRA Professional Development Certification helps employers unlock the potential of their staff, enhancing the quality of municipal and organizational services and programs.