Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRE)  CPRE certification establishes a national standard for managerial, administrative and executive parks and recreation professionals.

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Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP)  CPRP certification is the national standard for all parks and recreation professionals who want to be at the forefront of their profession. 

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Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) - CPSIs are individuals certified to inspect playgrounds for safety hazards and to ensure compliance with national standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Individuals certified as CPRE, CPRP, and AFO are required to earn a specified number of CEUs during their respective certification periods. 

Click HERE to petition for Individual CEUs    
This application is for certified professionals requesting CEUs for an event they attended that didn't include CEUs, or a recorded IPRA event (approved for CEUs) that they were unable to attend.

Click HERE to petition for Event Host CEUs
This application is for groups and organizations to request CEUs for a non-IPRA event they are hosting on their own.

How to earn CEUs?

1. Attendance at NRPA and IPRA annual conferences and events
2. Academic credits (take the total number of classroom instructional hours and divide by 10) 
3. Professional Service Experience Points (PSE)

Who tracks my CEUs?

Individuals are responsible for keeping track of their CEUs and for providing documentation to NRPA when applying for renewal. For questions or further information on certification, please contact IPRA Education Director Duane Smith at [email protected] .