2021 CPRP Virtual Exam Preparation Program

2021 CPRP Virtual Exam Preparation Program
Certified Park and Recreation Professional, or CPRP, is a national certification program through the National Recreation and Park Association, and it is designed for park and recreation professionals that wish to put their career on the path to success. Achieving and maintaining this nationally-recognized certification illustrates a commitment to professional growth as well as an intricate understanding of key concepts within the field of parks and recreation. IPRA is offering two virtual exam prep programs with six classes each that will train and prepare participants to sit for the CPRP exam. Each class will focus on a specific learning module found in the CPRP study guide: Human Resources, Communications, Finance, Programming, and Operations. Come learn and network with aspiring CPRP's and join an elite group of professionals that have committed to advancing the field of parks and recreation. Spots are limited!

To attend a CPRP exam prep program and sit for the exam, you must meet the following NRPA eligibility requirements:

  • Have received, or are 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 any institution in recreation, park resources, or leisure services, and no less than 1 year of full-time experience in the field, or
  • Have a Bachelor's degree or higher in a major other than recreation, park resources, or leisure services, and no less than 3 years of full-time experience in the field, or
  • Have an Associate's degree, and no less than 4 years of full-time experience in the field, or
  • High school degree or equivalent, and 5 years of full-time experience in the field

Who Should Attend: Professionals from varying special interest groups and levels of experience (must meet one criteria above) are encouraged to pursue CPRP designation to stay at the forefront of the parks and recreation profession. Additionally, CPRP certification is a pre-requisite for Certified Park & Recreation Executive (CPRE) eligibility.

What to Bring: Study guides are not mandatory but highly recommended to supplement in-class learning and test-preparation. You can borrow a study guide from a colleague or purchase one from IPRA when registering for the exam prep course. To add a study guide to your purchase, scroll down to Program and click Add next to CPRP Study Guide. It will be mailed to you within 3-5 business days of your registration.

Class Schedule            Series A       Series B                  Class Time  
Exam History & Prep           Fri, Feb 19           Tues, Aug 3      10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.       
Communications       Fri, Feb 26      Tues, Aug 10      10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   
Finance      Fri, Mar 5      Tues, Aug 17      10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
Human Resources      Fri, Mar 12      Tues, Aug 24      10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
Operations      Fri, Mar 19      Tues, Aug 31      10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
Programming      Fri, Mar 26       Tues, Sept 7      10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  

To Register:
 Login to your IPRA account, select "Register Myself", then register for Series A or Series B. If you do not have one, create an account (membership not required), then register for the prep course. Registration deadline for Series A is Friday, February 12, and Series B is Tuesday, July 27.

Fee:      IPRA Member           IPRA Non-Member       
Exam Prep Course            $40.00                $60.00   
Study Guide (optional)            $45.00               $45.00   
Total           $85.00               $105.00  

Cancellations: Refunds for each exam prep course only will be issued to requests received on or before February 12 (Series A) or July 27 (Series B), less a 20% administrative fee. No refunds will be issued for the exam prep course after the registration deadline, or the study guide.

CEUs: Program is not approved for CEUs (Continuing Education Units are for certifications such as CPRE, CPRP, CTRS).

Questions: Contact IPRA Education Director Duane Smith at [email protected]
Where
Online Via Zoom Meetings
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