Certification as an Accredited Recreation Professional (ARPro) can be attained through Recreation Aotearoa.

The purpose of Recreation Aotearoa accreditation is to independently recognise an individual's standard of professional attainment within the recreation profession and provide employer, peer and public recognition. It also is an internationally recognised way of demonstrating your personal passion for your profession by committing to on-going professional development.

The process for accreditation as an ARPro has four components:

  • Satisfying the criteria
  • Payment of the appropriate fee
  • Being assessed for accreditation
  • Providing evidence of ongoing professional development and commitment to the sector

Accreditation is valid for three years and can be re-validated providing that the accredited person meets the re-validation criteria (more information can be found below).

Accreditation is $200+GST for initial ARPro accreditation and $100+ GST every three years for validation of continuing education and contribution to the industry.

To apply, you MUST have been a Recreation Aotearoa member for 2 years.

If you would like to learn more about ARPro visit the members area of our website, download the Accreditation Flyer, or email

Current ARPro Holders at of August 2020

Dave Mckenzie, Eric Hamilton, Andrew Leslie, Karl Nesbitt, Paul Wilson, Sam Newton, Tracey Prince-Puketapu, Tina Harris-Ririnui, Digby Whyte, Andrea Jackson, Howell Davies, Richard Lindsay,Warren Dalgleish, Brent Eastwood, Catherine Hamilton, Jane Aickin, Thomas Mann, Linda Dorrington, Jamie Delich, Jenn Benden, Matthew Cooper, Deb Hurdle, Sharon Rimmer, Amanda Davis, Mark Miller, Peter Thompson, Emma Pavey, Lance Vervoot, Mark Hammond, Sarah Beaman, Gareth Moore-Jones, Mark Bowater, Hannah Chapmann-Carr, Tracy Talbot, Sarah Cresswell, Sarah Murray, Ben Corcoran, Kirsty Knowles, Chris Rutherford, Esther Bukholt, Geoff Canham, Jennifer Leaf, Julian Todd, Julianne Wilkinson, Kathy Moore, Lynden Noakes, Lynnell Greer, Michele Frey, Rob Greenaway, Andrew Corkill, Alison Law, Robyn Cockburn, Brian Milne, Craig Carter, Royce Williams, Amy Waller, Judy Tipping, Amanda Cox, Rebecca Cray, Dion Gosling, Martin van Jaarsveld, Nicola Gamble, Ian Soper, Kiri Pope, Mark Naude, Steve Gibling, Simon Battrick, Cassandra Horton

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