NRPA’s Playground Maintenance Course provides an overview of basic playground hazards, applying safe maintenance practices on equipment, identifying surfacing types and proper maintenance procedures, and establishing proper record-keeping practices.

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Playground Maintenance Course


NRPA's Playground Maintenance Course provides an overview of playground safety standards and guidelines, playground owner responsibilities and maintenance discussions on playground equipment, surfacing and site items.

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Certification and Accrediation Preparation

Leadership Certificate

The NRPA Leadership Certificate program will give you a fresh perspective on the principles of leadership, discover new models to lead your organization successfully, and gain a network of fellow park and recreation leaders from across the country.

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Marcom Certificate

The NRPA Marketing and Communications Certificate provides you with the knowledge, skills and strategies needed to build and execute effective park and recreation marketing and communication campaigns that will help you better connect with your community.

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Certificate Programs

Aquatic Certificate

The NRPA Aquatic Management Professional Certificate provides you with the knowledge and skills for effective aquatic facility management. This online certificate program will strengthen your management skills and increase your understanding of aquatic facility operations.

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NRPA Splash Pad Certificate

Splashpad Certificate

The NRPA Splash Pad Certificate Program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to create and implement a water play recreation area for your agency and community. By completing this online certificate program, you will gain the expertise necessary to plan, design, operate and maintain a splash pad facility.

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NRPA Green Stormwater Infrastructure Certificate

GSI Certificate

The Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Certificate provides a comprehensive step-by-step learning forum online in nine-course modules and a review course module. Certification provides participants the assurance and foundation to successfully oversee a GSI project or program — from planning to evaluation and every step in between.

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