Professional Development

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


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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SDPRA Maintenance School
July 25, 2019
Rapid City, SD


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