Professional Development

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


SDPRA Maintenance School
Pollinator Habitat
Originally held July 2021
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2021 National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Annual Conference
Sept. 21-23, 2021
Nashville, Tenn, and online
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SD Municipal League Conference
Oct. 5-8, 2021
Spearfish, SD


2021 SDPRA Annual Conference
Oct. 12-14, 2021
Watertown, SD
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Midwest Conference
2022 – Kearney, Nebraska
2023 – Kansas
2024 – South Dakota


Online Hospitality Training
On demand
Presented by SD Department of Tourism
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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