Professional Organizations – Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services

North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA)
Includes statewide calendar of workshops and training, job listings, and the latest NCRPA News

National Park and Recreation Association (NRPA)


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:

List of Accredited Agencies

For more information on Agency Accreditation contact RRS Consultant LuAnn Bryan:

National Playground Safety Institute (NPSI)

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


Other Membership Associations

National Therapeutic Recreation Society (NTRS) Branch of NRPA

American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA)

National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)