2024 CPRP with Me - Study Group

Join Dan Hendey and other professionals  to study and prepare for the Certified Park & Recreation Professional examination

January 19 - February 23, 2024

Join us for this 6-week on-line, interactive course designed to assist Recreation and Park Professionals prepare for the Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) Examination. The  CPRP is a widely recognized certification based on peer identified skills and responsibilities and indicates professional competency.

With the growth of park and recreation services, it is imperative that recreation professionals continue to develop their skills and capabilities. More and more,  park and recreation departments in Pennsylvania and across the country are requiring CPRP Certification for professional positions. 
Using NRPA’s Official Study Guide (6th edition) for the CPRPl Examination, participants will come together in a cohort to review chapters, discuss materials, and prepare for the exam. Each week will focus on a specific chapter and key points to master.  Sessions will consist of reviews, study exercises, discussions, practice exams, and test taking strategies. At the end of the course, all candidates will be fully prepared to take and pass the CPRP examination. 

Each week students will read and study a chapter in the study guide.  At the end of each week, a Zoom meeting will be held for the entire class to discuss and review the week's assignment.  The instructor will be on hand to answer questions, guide discussions, and quiz participants.




Pre - Assignment

Zoom Class Date


January 13-18

Introduction and Chapter 1 - Communication

Read Intro and Chapter 1

Friday, January 19    10:00 am


January 20-25

 Chapter 2 - Finance

Read Chapter 2

Friday, January 26     10:00 am


January 27- Feb. 1

Chapter 3 - Human Resources

Read Chapter 3

Friday, February 2    10:00 am


February 2-8

Chapter 4 - Operations

Read Chapter 4

Friday, February 9   10:00 am


February 10-15

Chapter 5 - Programming

Read Chapter 5

Friday, February 16  10:00 am


February 17-22

Review and maintaining certification.

Review and take practice test.

Friday, February 23  10:00 am



$525/PRPS or NRPA Member
$575/Non Member 
*Fee includes all costs including course registration, exam registration with NRPA, exam fees, course materials, official study guide, access to NRPA practice exam and six weeks of instruction.  

Class only*

$200/ PRPS or NRPA member
$250/ nonmember
*NRPA application and payment of Exam Fee (270. mem/314. non), study guide (55./70.) and practice exam(75./94.) will be responsibility of participant.

Who Can Register?

New professionals in the field who are interested in increasing their personal and professional knowledge and standing.  Candidates must qualify according to one of the following standards

  • Hold a recreation degree from accredited college or university (COAPRT)

  • Hold a recreation degree and 1 year of full-time experience in the field

  • Hold a college degree and 3 years of full-time experience in the field

  • Have an associate’s degree and 4 years of experience or 5+ years of experience in the field


Dan Hendey PRPS's  Education Manager is a CPRP, CPSI, and a certified Pennsylvania Instructor with over 20 years experience in education. Dan has taught and coached hundreds of students on a diversity of topics in numerous settings.  In addition to being a certified educator, Dan has worked extensively for recreation and non-profit organizations and has extended experience in the competencies being assessed. 

1/19/2024 10:00 AM - 2/23/2024 10:00 AM
Eastern Standard Time

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