Professional Development

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


Master of Science in Recreation Management – Professional Development
Online program through University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Accepting applications for Fall 2019
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Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course
March 19-21, 2019
Bismarck, ND
Registration deadline Feb. 15
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National Association for Interpretation
Heartland Region Conference
March 20-23, 2019
Stevens Point, WI
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Certified Pool/Spa Operator Certification Class
March 21-22, 2019
Huron, SD
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Certified Pool/Spa Operator Certification Class
April 1-2, 2019
Sioux Falls, SD
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Certified Pool/Spa Operator Certification Class
April 22-23, 2019
Rapid City, SD
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Midwest Regional Parks and Recreation Conference
April 22-24, 2019
Laramie, WY
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National Outdoor Recreation Conference
Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals
May 6-9, 2019
Rapid City, SD
www.2019norc.org


Certified Pool/Spa Operator Certification Class
May 7-8, 2019
Sioux Falls, SD
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Lake and Stream Ecology and Water Quality Workshop
June 3-5, 2019
Waubay, SD
Free
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Certified Pool/Spa Operator Certification Class
Sept. 17-18, 2019
Sioux Falls, SD
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NRPA Annual Conference
Sept. 24-26, 2019
Baltimore, MD
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SDPRA Annual Conference
Oct. 1-3, 2019
Rapid City, SD
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Certified Pool/Spa Operator Certification Class
Oct. 22-23, 2019
Vermillion, SD
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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