Beginning in the fall of 2021, Northern recreation leaders can pursue their nationally-recognized Professional Development Certification through Recreation North. Working in the recreation and parks sector requires a unique and diverse set of knowledge, skills, and attitudes. The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) Professional Development Certification Program (PDC) fosters continual growth of these competencies through a national standard and network that strengthens the credibility and quality of its practitioners.
Pre-requisites (completed through Recreation North):
- Earn your Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership
- Earn your Certificate in Northern Recreation Management
- Be a current member of your territorial recreation and parks association
Certification Process (to be completed within two years):
- Register with Recreation North for the CPRA Professional Certification Program
- Complete Recreation North’s PDC200 learning event for your PDC project
- The CPRA Professional Development Certification is maintained through a three-year recertification process.
- $500 fee, payable to Recreation North, for registration, training and support that leads to the CPRA Professional Development Certificate. (Please note that $290 of this fee is paid to CPRA on your behalf.)
- $290 fee, payable to CPRA PDC Program after each three-year certification cycle, to recertify.