Certifications

Park, Recreation and Therapeutic Professionals can improve their professional status by attaining becoming a certified professional through NRPA. Once certified professionals need to maintain their certification by getting CEUs. For more information regarding the following certification types visit www.nrpa.org.

Categories:

  • Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP)
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
  • Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE)
  • Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)

 

What are CEUs and How Can I Get Them?

A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is defined as a minimum of one (1) hour of participation in an organized educational experience, and is mandatory for recertification under the Certified Park and Recreation Professional status (CPRP) and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). NYSRPS follows the IACET guidelines for CEUs. CEUs are available to organizations, through an application process. Individuals will no longer be able to apply for CEUs, any requests will now be directed to NRPA for equivalency credit towards their CPRP or CTRS renewal. Please contact sponsoring organizations for their criteria for certifications other than CPRP.

 

Seeking CEU approval for upcoming seminars or conferences?

IMPORTANT CEU PROCESSING UPDATE!

CEU PROCESSING HAS GONE ONLINE- please see important steps below for registering a seminar for CEUs.

 

STEP 1- REGISTER YOUR EVENT ONLINE (SEE LINK BELOW)

STEP 2-ONLINE ABSTRACT LINK

Once your educational program is registered, NYSRPS will send an ONLINE ABSTRACT application link that will provide you with the online form to be completed for each educational session. You will NEED TO SHARE this link with your speakers or complete yourself. A link to upload bio/resumes will be included on the ABSTRACT application.

The Abstract Application will ask for all of the required information needed to approve sessions for CEUs (Educational Needs, Learning Objectives, etc…). As each speaker registers, the event organizer will receive a copy of each registered abstract.  *Required fields will ensure each abstract is completed fully.

 

STEP 3–APPLY for CEU Approval

Once all abstracts are submitted and resumes/bios have been uploaded, notify NYSRPS program is ready to be sent to the NYSRPS Approval Committee.

 
REGISTER YOUR UPCOMING EVENT OFFERING CEUs