NRPA Online Certificate Programs

NRPA online certificate programs provide participants with training developed around specialized topics for the park and recreation field. After successfully demonstrating knowledge of the course content, professionals will receive a certificate of completion. Certificate programs are a valuable resume booster and a great way to keep your skills sharp.

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Equity in Practice Certificate Program Series

The Equity in Practice Certificate Programs are based on the reality that we can all perpetuate racism – and we can all take action to dismantle it. These certificate programs will provide a high-quality professional development experience that uses a race equity lens to examine ways that various identities are marginalized, specific to the needs of P&R, with a tangible focus on action. The NRPA Equity in Practice Certificate Program Series consists of three distinct certificate programs, to be completed in order, one at a time. Successfully navigating each program will result in attendees being awarded a certificate of completion, as well as fulfilling a prerequisite to move on to the next certificate in the series. 

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Playground Maintenance Course

NRPA’s Playground Maintenance Course (PMC) program is a one-day (6.25 hour) in-person educational course that provides participants with an understanding of basic playground hazards, applying safe maintenance practices on equipment, identifying surfacing types and proper maintenance procedures, and establishing proper record keeping practices. Participants receive a certificate upon completion of the Playground Maintenance Course.

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