Professional Organizations – Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services

North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA)
http://www.ncrpa.net/
Includes statewide calendar of workshops and training, job listings, and the latest NCRPA News

National Park and Recreation Association (NRPA)
http://www.nrpa.org/

 

NRPA Accreditation and Certification Resources from NRPA for the following areas:

  • Park & Recreation Agencies
  • University – Academic Programs
  • Individual Certification (CPRP)
  • Aquatic Facility Operator Certification
  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector

Main Page: http://www.nrpa.org/content/default.aspx?documentId=26

List of Accredited Agencies
http://www.nrpa.org/content/default.aspx?documentId=1040

For more information on Agency Accreditation contact RRS Consultant LuAnn Bryan: luann.bryan@ncdenr.gov

National Playground Safety Institute (NPSI)
http://www.nrpa.org/content/default.aspx?documentId=3698

For more information on NPSI and local training offered through RRS contact Dr. Dallis Tucker:Dallis.Tucker@ncmail.net   or visit the RRS Playground Resources page.

 

Other Membership Associations

National Therapeutic Recreation Society (NTRS) Branch of NRPA
http://www.nrpa.org/content/default.aspx?documentId=530

American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA)
http://www.atra-tr.org

National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)
http://www.nctrc.org