2023 CPRP with Me - Study Group

 January 13 - February 17, 2023
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 Examination (CPRP). The  CPRP is a widely recognized certification that is based on peer identified skills and responsibilities and indicates professional competency.

Using NRPA’s Certified Park and Recreation Professional Examination - Official Study Guide, participants will come together in a cohort to review chapters, discuss materials, and study for the exam. Each week will focus on a specific chapter and key points to master.  Session 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. 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.  

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 9-13

Introduction and Chapter 1 - Communication

Read Intro and Chapter 1

Friday, January 13    10:00 am


January 16-20

 Chapter 2 - Finance

Read Chapter 2

Friday, January 20     10:00 am


January 23-27

Chapter 3 - Human Resources

Read Chapter 3

Friday, January 27    10:00 am


January 30 - February 3

Chapter 4 - Operations

Read Chapter 4

Friday, February 3   10:00 am


February 6 - 10

Chapter 5 - Programming

Read Chapter 5

Friday, February 10   10:00 am


February 13 - 17

Review and maintaining certification.

Review and take practice test.

Friday, February 17   10:00 am

$525/PRPS or NRPA Member
$575/Non Member 

*Course registration includes NRPA registration, exam fees, course materials, access to NRPA practice exam and six weeks of instruction (up to $354.00 value).

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 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. 

1/13/2023 9:00 AM - 2/17/2023 10:00 AM
Eastern Standard Time

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