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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

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Renew Your Registry Status

The Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals is the most meaningful distinction for professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the field of collegiate recreational sports through active learning and continuing professional development.

Becoming a Registered Collegiate Recreational Sports Professional demonstrates that you have successfully reached the criteria set forth by the Registry Commission and that you are dedicated to continuous learning for your own growth and to the benefit the entire profession of collegiate recreation.

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Application Preparation

Before beginning the application process, be sure to read the RCRSP Handbook and compile the following:

  • A resume or similar document that lists your past job titles and responsibilities, as well as years of employment
  • A list of CEUs you have earned in the past three years from NIRSA and other events
  • Please refer to the RCRSP Handbook for CEU information

Application Process

In the application process you will be asked to:

  • List your degrees and professional experience
  • Attach a list of qualifying education activities you have participated in to earn CEUs
  • Agree to the Standards of Conduct Attestation
  • Pay the application fee

Application Processing Timeline

Applications can be submitted at any time. Submitted applications are reviewed by NIRSA Headquarters. Renewing RCRSP professionals will be mailed their new certificates in the final week of each month. Letters notifying the supervisors of renewing RCRSP professionals will be sent upon request.


  • Download and complete the PDF application
  • Submit application & CEU form (if applicable) and payment to or fax: 541-766-8284 or mail: NIRSA Headquarters, 4185 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333

Application Fees

The application fee covers your first three years of inclusion in the Professional Registry. After three years, you must submit a renewal application and fee. The application fee is due at the time the application is submitted.

  • NIRSA Professional or Student Member from a Member Institution: $195
  • NIRSA Professional or Student Member from a Nonmember Institution: $245
  • Non-NIRSA member from a Member Institution; Associate Member: $360
  • Non-NIRSA member from a Nonmember Institution; non-Associate member: $410

Maintaining Your Registry Status

  • The renewal period is every three years
  • CEU requirements for renewal application may also consist of Professional Involvement Credits (PICs)
  • Please refer to the RCRSP Handbook for CEU information