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Need to Renew Your IPRA Membership for 2021?


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Become a 2021 member today and receive access to membership benefits now through 12/31/2021

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IPRA Membership Assistance

If you are an IPRA Professional member and you lost your job in 2020, you qualify to renew your IPRA membership in 2021 as an Advocate member for $97. To take advantage of this membership option, contact us at membership@ilipra.org

IPRA is also offering a limited number of grants for IPRA Professional and Advocate members who lost their job due to COVID-19 to cover the cost of their 2021 membership dues. Learn more and apply .

Student members who graduate in 2020 and have not found a park & recreation position will automatically have their membership extended through the end of 2021. 


IPRF is offering COVID-19 Special Assistance Grants for IPRA members in need. Learn more and apply.

Stay Connected with IPRA!

Please update your IPRA member account with a current email address to stay current on park & rec news and events. You can also add a personal / secondary email address to your account. 
To change your primary email address, log in here. On the “About Me” tab, Click on the pencil to the right of “My Addresses”.  Add a personal l secondary email address at the top of the screen. Your IPRA member account user name will NOT change. For assistance, contact us here.   

Virtual Programs & Networking

2021 CPRP Discounted Exam Registration

 More information / Register here 

2021 CPRE Discounted Exam Registration

More information / Register here 

2021 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course Registration

Registration Deadline 2-12: More information / Register here 

The ELITE Young Professional Workshop Series

February - More information / Register here 

Learning Lab: Leading with Health in Minds

February 24 - More information / Register here 

Safe Zone Conversations: Racism

February 8 & 24 - FREE for IPRA members! - More information / Register here 



2021 Skills Development Webinar Series
Register Today!

The Skills Development Webinar Series provides park district professionals with access to monthly professional development opportunities. Participants can earn up to 1.1 CEUs.

Learn more and register

Join the IPRA Virtual Community 

IPRA offers an online community, IPRAConnect, where you can share information and resources, post questions, and use email to communicate directly with people who share your professional interests. Visit connect.ilipra.org and use your IPRA log in to explore IPRAConnect today!  


Join a Section & Network Virtually with Others in Your Field


Are you interested in networking with IPRA members who share your work interests and responsibilities?
 IPRA’s seven special interest groups, called Sections, provide our members with a way to connect with other professionals in their field.
Learn more about Sections

To participate in a Section, log in to your IPRA account, click on the My Participation tab, select your Section(s), and click the save button at the bottom of the screen. IPRA members are automatically subscribed to the IPRAConnect community associated with your Section. If you need any assistance contact us here.
Looking for access to recordings of recent virtual programming events? Visit here
IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference Registration is Now Open!

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Session Details
Schedule-At-A-Glance: 2021 Virtual Conference
CEU information
Conference home page

2021 IPRA Members receive a 60% discount on registration fees! Join or renew now. 

COVID-19 Response News

IPRA COVID-19 Resources
For parks & rec news and information related to COVID-19

Safe Zone Conversations on Racism and LGBTQ+
Click here to learn more and submit an application to host an event for your agency or group today.

Our Sponsors

IPRA Commercial Members

IPRA Commercial Members have expertise in a wide range of products and services that support the park and recreation field. Contact our Commercial Members
 

IPRAConnect Discussions


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