Certified Park and Recreation Executive  (CPRE
) establishes a national standard for managerial, administrative and executive parks and recreation professionals.  CPRE certification places you in the company of an elite group of parks and recreation managers and executives and connects you to the latest trends and information.

Qualifications to sit for the CPRE Examination

  • Have a current CPRP Certification and a Bachelors degree with 5 years of professional full-time manager experience, OR
  • Have a current CPRP Certification and a Masters degree or higher with 4 years of professional full-time manager experience

Important Information

  • CPRE Certification is achieved by successfully passing the CPRE Certification Examination

  • CPRE Examination can be taken at computer-based testing facilities throughout the US

  • CPRE Examination is a 150 question exam – 25 questions are pre-test

  • CPRE Certification lasts for 3 years

  • Renewal is achieved by obtaining 3.0 CEUs within the 3 year certification cycle. CEUs must be achieved in topics highlighted by the CPRE core competencies and job tasks.  


2021 Discounted CPRE Certification Exam Program
2021 CPRE Virtual Exam Preparation Program