Town Employee Earns National Certification for Parks & Rec

Posted by Sherri Lewis on Apr 25, 2017
Tags: Community, Community Pool, Recreation, Parks, Trophy Club Park

Big news about one of our Town employees!

From the National Recreation and Park Association:
Recreation Superintendent Jacob Lohse was recently certified as a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) by the National Certification Board (NCB) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Passing the test to receive this certification is no small feat.  

The CPRP certification is granted to individuals employed in the recreation, park resources and leisure services professions who meet the eligibility requirements—including a combination of higher education and/or work experience—and who successfully complete the national CPRP examination.  The examination tests knowledge in all aspects of general administration, programming and operations management for parks and recreation.  CPRP certifications are valid for a period of two years, and professionals who wish to re-apply are required to complete a professional continuing education unit requirements or equivalent academic course work.

Individuals certified as CPRPs meet high standards of education, expertise and experience established in the field for park and recreation professionals, and many agencies recommend or require CPRP certification when hiring for professional positions.

In addition to studying for the CPRP exam — and passing — Jacob is set to graduate in December with his Master’s Degree in “Recreation, Event and Sport Management”  from UNT.