California Board of Recreation
​and Park Certification, Inc

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PURPOSE OF CBRPC, Inc.

To establish specific standards informing the general public and employing agencies of basic professional competencies.  
To identify leaders engaged professionally in the recreation profession.

To inform consumers and employers - recreation professional has tested competent through examination on specific standards identified by the profession and CBRPC.
To verify adequate preparation of the professional while at the same time indicating validity of the profession.
To provide, upon request, verification to agencies of certificant's original certification date, current standing and expiration date.  

To have an impact on university curriculum. 
To deliver, administer and maintain certification examination procedures locally.
To organize a base of both Recreator and Recreation Therapist Certification.   
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August 2020  CBRPC Update

All Certificants, Agencies and Universities:

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 Coronavirus and all of its consequences.  We are currently in the June/September RTC/RC renewal cycle.  Approximately 60 certificants renewed in June and did not need the 3-month extension that was provided by CBRPC.  We are now ready for the September applications.  All original June 2020 renewal professionals should have heard from the CBRPC office by now and received their renewal packet.  If you did NOT hear from CBRPC and you think your renewal is due please contact the office immediately. The deadline to renew without penalty is September 11, 2020.

As we announced previously CBRPC will now accept a up to 2.0 CEU’s (20 hours) of on-line courses, webinars, classes.  Please be sure that the courses you take are certified and will apply to Recreation Therapy.  Follow the application guidelines when you renew.

Remember that this year is the LAST year to take Safety related courses, Computer courses or work skill training courses (unless specific to RT). Beginning with the June 2021 cycle these courses will no longer count toward your CEU’s.

Agency renewals are due NOW.  If you missed your renewal in March or are due in September please send those renewals in by the September deadline to avoid disruption in services.

CBPRC has heard from several universities that fall classes will begin on-line.  We continue to work with the universities and agencies on our internship policies.  We recommend that all students follow the policies of your sites.

We have not found a solution to administering the Recreation Therapy exam. WE are looking at several options that will meet the needs of our professionals.  CBRPC appreciates the patience that the applicants have exhibited.  We hope to have an answer for you very soon.

 

The CBRPC office is open Monday – Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Please note that we are experiencing reception difficulties at the new office.  We are working to correct this, however, if you experience no answer or dropped calls this is the reason. If you get through to the voice-mail please leave a message that can be returned. The best way, at this time, to reach the CBRPC office is by email or text.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused our certificants or agencies.

Sincerely,

JoAnn Jones-Lopez  MS, RTC, RC
CBRPC President