CAPRA Accreditation

The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) is the only national accreditation of park and recreation agencies and is a valuable measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management, and service to the community. CAPRA provides online training for those seeking credentials as accreditation managers, site visitors, site visit chairs, and those seeking clarification on the standards and process of accreditation.

About CAPRA

Search the online learning catalog for a full list of current CAPRA trainings.  

Certification Programs

Through national certification, you join thousands of people who are committed to the highest standards of ethical and professional practice in the delivery of park and recreation programs.

CPRP/CPRE Certification Preparation

The Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification is the national standard for all parks and recreation professionals who want to be at the forefront of their profession. The Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) certification establishes a national standard for managerial, administrative and executive parks and recreation professionals.

ABOUT CPRP   CPRP BASIC LEARNING PACK   CPRP PRACTICE EXAM

Search the online learning catalog for a full list of all CPRP/CPRE offerings.

AFO Certification Preparation

The National Recreation and Park Association offers the premier certification program in swimming pool operations, the Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification. The AFO program provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date training for pool operators and includes information on water chemistry, disinfection, mechanical systems, operations, healthy pools and safety.

ABOUT AFO

Search the online learning catalog for a list of courses and live events mapped to Groups A & B for AFO certification renewal, as well as general aquatics professional development opportunities.

CPSI Certification Preparation

The National Recreation and Park Association offers the industry-leading certification program in playground safety, the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification program. The CPSI certification program provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date training on playground safety issues including hazard identification, equipment specifications, surfacing requirements and risk management methods.

ABOUT CPSI   CPSI PREPARATION BUNDLE   CPSI PRACTICE EXAM