Professional Development

These trainings and conferences are listed as a benefit for our members but are not necessarily sponsored by SDPRA.


Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Workshop
April 29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Laurel Oak Park, 3401 East 49th Street, Sioux Falls SD
Presented by the City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota Dept. of Ag, and South Dakota Extension Service
No registration required.


2021 National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Annual Conference
Sept. 21-23, 2021
Nashville, Tenn, and online
Learn more


SD Municipal League Conference
Oct. 5-8, 2021
Spearfish, SD


2021 SDPRA Annual Conference
Oct. 12-14, 2021
Watertown, SD
Learn more


Midwest Conference
2022 – Kearney, Nebraska
2023 – Kansas
2024 – South Dakota


United States Tennis Association Webinar Series
Held throughout the year
www.usta.com/webinarseries


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