Certification

VRPS Certification Board

Shannon Moore, CPRP

Chair

Arlana Fauntleroy, CPRP

Charles Hester, CPRP

Edward E. Matthews, CPRP

Matt Spruill, CPRP

A Message from NRPA

Please find the certification extensions that have been approved by the National Certification Board below.

We will also be granting extensions to individuals who have registered for the Computer-based examinations.
CPRP - Anyone who has an expiration date of 5/29/2020 or earlier will be provided a 90 day extension.
CPSI - Anyone that had a current exam period as of 3/23/2020 has been provided a 90 day extension. Anyone purchasing the CPSI Computer-based examination through 5/29/2020 will have 180 days to complete the examination.

Message to Certified Park and Recreation Executives expiring on 9/1/2020
Due to the current challenging circumstances, NRPA and the National Certification Board will extend Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) certification expiration date by six months upon request, from 9/1/2020, to 3/1/2021. Certified professionals who request an extension will maintain a new certification cycle beginning and ending in March. If you would like to extend your expiration date, please contact NRPA Certification Manager Molly Sullivan at msullivan@nrpa.org.

Message to Certified Park and Recreation Professionals expiring on 9/1/2020
Due to the current challenging circumstances, NRPA and the National Certification Board will extend your Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification expiration date by six months upon request, from 9/1/2020, to 3/1/2021. Certified professionals who request an extension will maintain a new certification cycle beginning and ending in March. If you would like to extend your expiration date, please contact NRPA Certification Manager Molly Sullivan at msullivan@nrpa.org.Message to Aquatic Facility Operators expiring on 6/30/2020
Due to the current challenging circumstances, NRPA and the National Certification Board will extend your Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification expiration date by six months upon request, from 6/30/2020, to 12/31/2020. Certified professionals who request an extension will maintain a new certification cycle beginning and ending in December. If you would like to extend your expiration date, please contact NRPA Aquatics Program Manager Elizabeth Gonzales at egonzales@nrpa.org.

Message to Certified Playground Safety Inspectors expiring between 4/1/2020 and 7/1/2020
Due to the current challenging circumstances, NRPA and the National Certification Board is extending all Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification expiration dates between 4/1/2020 and 7/1/2020 by 90 days.

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Julie Boland CPRE
VP of Membership and Certification
National Recreation and Park Association
Ashburn VA
(703) 858-4732

Certified Education Unit (CEU) Sessions

WHAT IS A CEU SESSION?

The primary goal of a CEU session is to improve performance. The majority of delegates are seeking CEUs for renewing their professional certification. CEU sessions may be one session (1 hour and 15 minutes) or may be a double session (2 hours and 30 minutes). Partial CEUs will not be awarded.

WHAT IS THE CRITERIA FOR APPROVING A SESSION FOR CEU'S?
  • Activity is planned in response to educational needs that have been identified for a target audience.

  • Activity has clear, concise, and measurable written statements of intended learning outcomes.

  • Qualified instructional personnel are involved in planning and conducting each activity.

  • Content and instructional methods are appropriate for the intended learning outcomes of each activity.

  • Participants must demonstrate their attainment of the learning outcomes.

  • The participants evaluate each learning activity.

Please Note: Individual CEU Session Approval Applications must be made within 30 days of program completion.

Requesting Transcripts, Session Approvals, and Professional Board Applications from VRPS:

  • Complete all CEU request forms and have them saved in a single PDF file.

  • Have your credit card on-hand for payment. Note: you must have the mailing address where the statement for the card is sent in order for the credit card transaction to succeed.

  • Submit your CEU request via the online form available HERE.

  • Please allow a minimum of 30 days for your request to be processed.

  • If your event is a VRPS sanctioned event, please provide VRPS Central Office a copy of each CEU certificate that is presented to attendees. VRPS files these certificates on behalf of individuals in the event that they request CEU transcripts in the future.

Individual Professionals

Organizations

$10 VRPS Member
$15 Non-Member

CEU Session Approval for Workshop Attendance:

$5.00 Application fee plus
$2.00 per .1 CEU requested VRPS Member
$3.00 per .1 CEU requested Non-Member

*Include verification of workshop registration with submission.

CEU Session Approval

$30  VRPS Member
$40  Non Member

Continuing Professional Development Board

$30 VRPS-Affiliated Workshop/Function or VRPS Member
$40 VRPS Non-Member