2021 CPRE Virtual Exam Preparation Program - Series A

2021 CPRE Virtual Exam Preparation Program - Series A
NPRA's Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) certification establishes a national standard for managerial, administrative, and executive park and recreation professionals. This is a nationally accredited mastery-level certificate, and its the highest level a park and recreation professional can achieve. CPRE certification places you in the company of an elite group of park and recreation managers and professionals, demonstrates your knowledge and leadership as it relates to managing a recreation department, gives you prominence in the industry, and gives you an important advantage for your career advancement. Delivered by Katie Troline (GoldMedal Force, LLC) and Mike Selep (NWCSRA), this program consists of six virtual classes in February and March that will train and prepare participants to become a CPRE.

To attend CPRE training sessions and sit for the exam, you must meet one the following NRPA eligibility requirements:

  • Hold a current CPRP Certification and have a Bachelor's degree and 5 years of professional full-time manager experience, OR
  • Hold a current CPRP Certification and have a Master's degree and 4 years of professional full-time manager experience

Who Should Attend:
Professionals with CPRP certification seeking high-level administrative opportunities are encouraged to pursue CPRE designation to demonstrate leadership in all aspects of managing a park and recreation department. 

What to Bring: Though it is not mandatory, it is highly recommended attendees purchase Management of Parks and Recreation from IPRA to supplement in-class learning and test preparation. To add the book to your purchase, scroll down to Program and click Add. It will be mailed to you within 3-5 days of purchasing.

Virtual Program Schedule: 
 Exam History and Basics      Thursday, February 18      10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Communications      Thursday, February 25      10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Finance      Thursday, March 4      10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Human Resources      Thursday, March 11      10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Operations      Thursday, March 18      10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Planning      Thursday, March 25      10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

To Register: 
Login to your IPRA account, select "Register Myself". If you do not have one, create an account (membership not required), then register for the prep course. Registration deadline is Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

 Fee:      IPRA Member      IPRA Non-Member
 Exam Prep Course           $85.00               $105.00
 Management of P&R Book            $65.00                $65.00
 Total          $150.00              $170.00

Refunds will be issued to requests received on or before February 17, 2021 less a 20% administrative fee (capped at $25). No refunds will be issued for the exam prep course after the registration deadline, or the study guide.

Event is approved for 0.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units are for certifications such as CPRE, CPRP, and CTRS). 

Questions: Contact IPRA Education Director Duane Smith at duane@ilipra.org.


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