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. Attaining the CPRP designation shows that you have met education and experience qualifications, and illustrates your commitment to the profession as well as your knowledge and understanding of key concepts in parks and recreation. 

Qualifications to sit for the CPRP Examination

  • Have received, or is set to receive, a Bachelor's degree from a program accredited by the Council of Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT), or
  • Have a Bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited education institution (from a non-COAPRT accredited program), with a major in recreation, park resources, or leisure services, and no less than 1 year of full-time experience in a recreation, park resources, or a related profession that encompasses each domain of the job analysis, or
  • Have a Bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited education institution, with a major other than recreation, park resources, or a related profession, and no less than 2 years of full-time experience in a recreation, park resources, or a related profession that encompasses each domain of the job analysis, or
  • Hold  an associate's degree from a regionally accredited education institution and no less than 4 years of full-time experience in a recreation, park resources, and a related profession that encompasses each domain of the job analysis, or
  • Hold a high school diploma or equivalency certificate from a regionally accredited institution and no less than 6 years of full-time experience in a recreation, park resources, or a related profession that encompasses each domain of the job analysis


Important Information

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

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

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

  • CPRP Certification lasts for 2 years

  • Renewal is achieved by obtaining 2.0 CEUs within the 2 year certification cycle.  CEUs must be achieved in topics highlighted by the CPRP core competencies and job tasks.   

 
2023 CPRP Discounted Exam Program  
2023 CPRP Virtual Exam Preparation Program - Series A & B