NRPA's Aquatic Management Professional Certificate

The NRPA Aquatic Management Professional Certificate provides aquatics and park and recreation professionals with the knowledge and skills for effective aquatic facility management. This six-course online certificate program will strengthen your management skills and increase your understanding of aquatic facility operations.

Who Should Enroll?

Aquatics professionals and park and recreation leaders interested in expanding their knowledge of aquatic facility management.

Course Details and Registration

To earn your Aquatic Management Professional Certificate and 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), you must complete all six courses.

Whether you have 10 minutes or an hour, the Aquatic Management Professional Certificate offers a robust online learning opportunity designed for maximum flexibility. The certificate can be purchased as a full package or individual courses. The course, Programming and Event Planning,is available for free. 

Full Certificate CEUs: 1.2 


Budgeting and Finance

Explore the fundamentals of the budget process, including how to calculate expenses, set price points, estimate revenues, achieve targets, determine return on investment and look for areas of alternative funding.


Human Resource Management

Identify the core components of the recruitment process and how to communicate effectively with employees. Topics include the implementation and delivery of performance evaluations and engaging multigenerational teams.


Marketing

Learn the components of a marketing plan, how to apply marketing strategies to aquatic programming, and how to identify and reach marketing segments.


Maintenance

Learn how to apply a Planned Maintenance System to conduct daily and preventative maintenance at your aquatic facilities. Explore advanced maintenance planning methods and how current events shape the future of maintenance management.


Programming and Event Planning

Explore the integral role of programming and events in the success of your aquatic facilities and learn creative ways to enhance your programming.


Risk Management

Review the fundamentals of aquatic risk management, including risk reduction. Learn how to develop policies and procedures for safety and risk mitigation at your facilities.


 

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course provides the fundamentals of Program & Event planning for the Aquatic Management Professional. Credit: 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course can be applied to Group B of an AFO renewal.

       

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    This course provides the fundamentals of Program & Event planning for the Aquatic Management Professional. Learners will understand the integral role of programming and events for the success of aquatic facilities. Essential topics include creative ways enhance programming and collaborations. 

    Credit: 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course can be applied to Group B of an AFO renewal.


    NRPA Education online learning content is accessible for 180 days from the date of registration.  The learning content is available for registration for three years from the date of origination.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course provides the fundamentals of human resource management​. Learners will be able to ​​identify the core components of the recruitment process and communicate effectively with employees. Credit: 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course can be applied to Group B of an AFO renewal.

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    This course provides the fundamentals of human resource management. Learners will be able to identify the core components of the recruitment process and communicate effectively with employees. Essential topics include the implementation and delivery of performance evaluations and engaging your multi-generational teams.

    Credit: 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course can be applied to Group B of an AFO renewal.


    NRPA Education online learning content is accessible for 180 days from the date of registration.  The learning content is available for registration for three years from the date of origination.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course provides the fundamentals of Marketing for the Aquatic Management Professional. Credit: 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course can be applied to Group B of an AFO renewal.​

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    This course provides the fundamentals of Marketing for the Aquatic Management Professional. Learners will be able to recognize the components of a marketing plan, how to apply marketing strategies to aquatic programming and to identify their marketing segments and how to best reach them.

    Credit: 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course can be applied to Group B of an AFO renewal.


    NRPA Education online learning content is accessible for 180 days from the date of registration.  The learning content is available for registration for three years from the date of origination.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course provides an understanding of the fundamentals for risk management as it relates to aquatic management. Essential topics discussed include risk mitigation to protect aquatic staff, patrons and the aquatic facility as a whole. 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course can be applied to Group B of an AFO renewal.​

     

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    This course provides the fundamentals of aquatic risk management including risk reduction to enhance aquatic safety. Learners will understand the importance in developing policies and procedures for safety and risk mitigation as they relate to aquatic management.

    Credit: 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course can be applied to Group B of an AFO renewal.


    NRPA Education online learning content is accessible for 180 days from the date of registration.  The learning content is available for registration for three years from the date of origination.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course provides an understanding of the fundamentals for maintenance as it relates to aquatic management. Learners will be introduced to the essential topics for AFO Renewal (Group B)

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    This course provides an understanding of the fundamentals for maintenance as it relates to aquatic management. Learners will be presented with how to apply a Planned Maintenance System to conduct daily and preventative maintenance for facility management. Advanced maintenance planning methods and resources are shared along with hearing how current events shape the future of maintenance management. 

    Credit: 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course can be applied to Group B of an AFO renewal.


    NRPA Education online learning content is accessible for 180 days from the date of registration.  The learning content is available for registration for three years from the date of origination.


  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course provides an understanding of the fundamentals for budgeting and finances as they relate to aquatic management. 0.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course can be applied to Group B of an AFO renewal.

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    This course provides an understanding of the fundamentals for budgeting and finances as they relate to aquatic management. Learners will be presented the with principals and resources to describe the budget process and an organizational objectives. This course provides insight for calculation expenses, setting price points, estimating revenues, achieving targets, determining return on investment, and areas of alternative funding. Additional resources include beginning spreadsheets and reporting documents.

    Credit: 0.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course can be applied to Group B of an AFO renewal.


    NRPA Education online learning content is accessible for 180 days from the date of registration.  The learning content is available for registration for three years from the date of origination.