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As of August 1, 2021, the Registry for Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals (RCRSP) will no longer be accepting new applications. Stay tuned here for more information about an exciting new certification opportunity! More information about the new certification opportunity is here.

The Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals

Making a commitment to lifelong learning

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Professional Involvement Credits

Current PIC Values as of May 1, 2019

Join the growing number of collegiate recreational sports professionals who are making a commitment to intentional professional development. With the Registered Collegiate Recreational Sports Professional (RCRSP) designation, you can demonstrate your commitment to a higher standard.

RCRSP designation holders demonstrate professionalism, quality, and a commitment to:

  • Staying current in the profession’s topics, trends, and best practices through their participation in continuing education and volunteer service opportunities
  • Professional and personal growth
  • Advancing the collegiate recreational sports profession on their campus and in the field of higher education
  • Demonstrate professionalism, quality, and a commitment to:

    • Staying current through lifelong learning
    • Professional and personal growth
    • Modeling ‘best practices’ for employees and students
    • Advancing the collegiate recreational sports profession
  • Broaden career opportunities

    The RCRSP is based on NIRSA’s Core Competency Framework, which defines the competencies needed to be successful across various disciplines in the field. Maintaining an RCRSP designation indicates that you are continuously expanding your knowledge and closing skill gaps in your resume.

  • Network within the RCRSP professional community

    RCRSP members enjoy invitations the RCRSP Connect Community to access discussion boards to help you connect with RCRSP colleagues, and access resources to help you guide your career path.

Official title:

The official title conferred on registered professionals is Registered Collegiate Recreational
Sports Professional (acronym: RCRSP).

Official title of the governing body:

Collegiate Recreational Sports Professional Registry Commission (PRC).

Type of credential:

A credential is a declaration of qualification, competence, or authority issued to an individual by a third party with the authority to do so. Credential is the umbrella term used for the many types of programs that exist. A credential may be in the form of an academic degree, licensure, certification, accreditation, designation, and certificate. The RCRSP is a credential type called a designation.

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RCRSP Provider Links

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Get Involved

The Registry supports evolving practices of collegiate recreational sports practitioners, provides a framework for lifelong competency based professional development, and inspires purposeful acquisition of new skills.

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Track Your Progress

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Current RCRSP designation holders may submit appeal requests
to the Registry Commission.

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Members of the Professional Registry are active learners in eight core competencies

Learn about NIRSA’s Core Competencies
“The Professional Registry provides professionals in our field a standard of education and involvement to live by.”
Chris Muller, RCRSP, The University of Texas at Arlington
“It is important that not just entry-level staff but also senior-level staff continue to educate themselves on the latest trends in our profession. While some of us may feel we have arrived, our journey of learning should never end.”
David Bowles, RCRSP, The University of Florida
“The Professional Registry is a way to identify, recognize, and benchmark individuals’ contributions to the profession and their continuing commitment to learn, serve, and improve the field.”
Dr. James C. Turman, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Campus

Registry Commission

Policies, standards, and other matters pertaining to the Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals are managed by the Collegiate Recreational Sports Professional Registry Commission.

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