New York State
Recreation & Park Society


Webinars are a wonderful way to develop professionally from the comfort of your home and earn credit towards certifications. NYSRPS has specifically identified three partners for delivering vital information via webinars. Webinars have opened the door to this virtual system for engagement and continuing educational opportunities.

The following organizations have partnered with NYSRPS so professionals may easily, and affordably access the best online learning portals. American Trails, Eppley and IRRC are ideal for individuals interested in directly registering for programs of interest. 

Professional Development Webinar

NYSRPS and SPEC are pleased to present a professional development webinar for our parks and recreation professionals! Join us on Thursday, November 16th at 11 a.m. as Brittany Cable, SPEC Operations Coordinator, discusses healthy risks for children and what it means for to have a skinned knee on the playground.

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Webinar Description: Through positive risky play experiences, children develop essential life skills and prepare themselves for a successful future. Spaces that provide these opportunities, such as strategically designed and placed playgrounds, foster childhood exploration, self-discovery, and resilience. Playgrounds provide places to test limits, work through challenges, and build self-assurance.

*This event is offered free and approved for 0.1 CEUs. NYSRPS will follow up after the event with the process for obtaining CEUs through your registered e-mail.

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American Trails

American Trails is a national, nonprofit organization working on behalf of all trail interests, including hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, water trails, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, trail motorcycling, ATVs, snowmobiling and four-wheeling. American Trails advances the development of diverse, high quality trails and greenways for the benefit of people and communities. Through collaboration, education, and communication, they raises awareness of the value these trail systems offer.

American Trails record all of our webinars and they can be accessed for free via our online store at any time.

American Trails offers learning credits for their Advancing Trails Webinar Series, their biennial International Trails Symposium and Training Institute, as well as other trail-related conferences, workshops, and webinars. They are excited to partner with the New York State Recreation and Park Society to offer learning credits to attendees for all sessions and workshops that are 30 minutes or longer.

NYSRPS is a CEU provider for CPRP, CPRE, and CTRS certifications. American Trails, an approved provider for the American Planning Association (APA) (Certification Maintenance (CM) credits) and also operates as a LA CES approved provider for the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) offering PDH (Professional Development Hours).

Inclusion U

The Inclusive Recreation Resource Center provides training, called Inclusion U, to parks and recreation professionals, self-advocates, college students, tourism professionals, human services professionals, families, and anyone interested in increasing opportunities for inclusive recreation. Inclusion U teaches you how to be a Certified Inclusivity Assessor!  Once you complete Inclusion U you are able to complete inclusivity assessments and submit the results to the IRRC to be included in an online recreation database.  

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