FRPA is fully committed to supporting park and recreation professionals throughout the state of Florida. For many years we have maintained a running list of the CEUs you have obtained through education offered by FRPA on your individual accounts within our database.
Beginning immediately FRPA will no longer keep a list of your CEUs in our database. Each individual will be responsible for keeping track of any CEUs you obtain through FRPA education sessions, at Conference, at in person events, and through Virtual Education. FRPA will provide individuals attending such classes with either a certificate of attendance or some other form that records your attendance at the sessions.
As you know, FRPA CEUs are generally used to maintain the CPRP and CPRE certifications through NRPA. When you renew your certification through NRPA, you are required to enter your own CEUs on your NRPA record. This will not change, however, you will need to keep track of what classes you attend with FRPA by holding onto any record of attendance submitted to you after the event, in the instance you are randomly selected by NRPA for a CEU audit. This practice is widely used by professional and trade associations.
After May 1, you will not have access to the previous FRPA database.
What about CEUS I earn from now on?
You will receive a certificate of attendance after any virtual or in person sessions you attend. These will either be handed to you following the event or emailed out afterwards. It will be up to you to obtain these for your future records.
Help get the word out
As you can see, this is going to be a very important step for professionals to take. Please help spread the word. This email will be sent out to all individuals associated with FRPA but, as we all know, sometimes emails get overlooked. Help your fellow professionals out and let them know that this is taking place. Forward this email to your co-workers, make announcements at your staff meeting, put in your internal department newsletter or emails... we need you to help us get this word out.
As always, if you have any questions or run into any issues, you can give us a call or better yet shoot us an email so that we can help you out. You are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to save your records so that you have them for the future.