Professional Development

Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course
Presented by the North Dakota Recreation and Park Association
March 13-15, 2018
Bismarck, ND
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National Swimming Pool Foundation
CPO Pool Operator Certification Course
March 15-16; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day
Roosevelt Swim Center, Rapid City, SD
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Chainsaw Maintenance
Presented by SDPRA Maintenance School
March 23, 2018; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Outdoor Campus East, Sioux Falls, SD

This free class will primarily focus on trouble-shooting breakdowns, tear down/rebuilding and daily maintenance on Stihl chainsaws. Other topics will include safety, old vs. new chainsaws, and bar and chain option. Come with your questions! Info: Neil at 605.987.2263.

National Association of Interpreters
Heartland Region Conference
April 4-7, 2018
Austin, Minn.
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Midwest Region Parks and Recreation Conference
April 23, 24, and 25, 2018
Yankton, SD

Best Western Kelly Inn
1607 E Highway 50 | Yankton, SD
Room Block Code: Midwest Parks & Recreation Conference
Room block will be released after March 22, 2018

2018 Midwest Conference Preview

2018 Midwest Regional Conference Delegate Registration

Lake and Stream Ecology and Water Quality Workshop
July 11-13, 2018
Waubay, SD
Free workshop
Register by July 1
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SDPRA Annual Conference
Oct. 16-18, 2018
Swiftel Center
Brookings, SD

NRPA Annual Conference
Sept. 25-27, 2018
Indianapolis, IN
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2019 SDPRA Annual Conference
Oct. 1-3, 2019
Rapid City, SD

United States Tennis Association Webinar Series
Held throughout the year

National Certifications

  • Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP)
  • Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE)
  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)
  • Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)
  • Aquatics
  • Accreditation