Training & Education

Workplace skill building occurs here! 

Have a specialty area to develop or just want to refine your skill set for a job change?  Our education and training programs assist you with that competitive edge.  We help you move yourself and our profession forward!

CPRS Hosted Training for Park & Recreation Professionals

Annual Conference & Expo – March
The premier regional park & recreation conference & expo in the US. Become empowered in the top-notch education programs, engage with park and recreation professionals and explore the largest regional expo hall in the US.

CA Aquatic Management School—October
Training for all aquatic professionals, from pool managers and coordinators to recreation and aquatic supervisors and administrators. With vast networking opportunities and nationally recognized speakers, CAMS offers the latest trends in aquatic programming. (Registration limit)

Maintenance Management School – November150+ park and recreation professionals representing over 60 public agencies participate in this five-year program. The school teaches a systematic approach for determining the resources needed to maintain a public facility. (Registration limit)

Playground Safety Certification-all year long, State-wide Options 
Playground Safety Certification provides the authority to examine playgrounds for compliance with California regulations R-39-97.  To become certified take this certification course, then sit for the 100 question exam. (Registration limit)

Desktop Learning - Webinars 
60-75 Minute Webinars hosted same day and time each month, use them for staff training!  Annual series continues to focus on pressing issues facing parks and recreation staff.  Faculty is a combination of your peers and professional trainers with experience in government issues. (Registration Limit)

Regional Fall Forums & Workshops/Forums/Institutes

  • Administrators Summit (rotates North & South)
  • Aging Services SoCal & NorCal Symposiums
  • Educators Symposium (Late Fall in Monterey)
  • Recreation Therapy Annual Institute—March (rotates North & South)
  • Recreation Therapy Annual Fall Workshop--NorCal
  • Supervisors Mini-SuperCal
  • Teen Leadership Academy (rotates North & South)