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 will be posted here in Fall 2021

Professional Registry Commission

Encouraging purposeful professional development requires purposeful leadership. That is precisely what the Professional Registry Commission provides.

The Registry Commission is the credentialing body of NIRSA. The Registry Commission awards the RCRSP credential and is responsible for setting policy and standards related to the RCRSP Program.

The Professional Registry Commission manages policies, standards, and other vital criteria to the RCRSP. To keep pace with the evolution of professional practice, the Registry Commission identified and oversees the eight core competencies of collegiate recreation and reviews Continuing Education Units and Professional Involvement Credits that are integral to the Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals.

The commission is committed to fostering purposeful, ongoing professional development opportunities. Policies, standards, and other matters pertaining to the Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals are managed by the Professional Registry Commission. The Commission’s structure, qualifications, and responsibilities are approved by the NIRSA Board of Directors.

NIRSA Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals
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Deadline Extended: January 27, 2020

Application Information

Applications are currently open!

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  • Deadline Extended: February 5, 2020

Applications Closed

2019-2020 Professional Registry Commissioners

Daniel S. Lawrence, RCRSP (Commission Chair) |   
Utah State University
Associate Director of Programs and Assessment
Term expires April 30, 2021

Earl T. Cabellon, RCRSP |   
University of Maryland-College Park
Assistant Director, Student Personnel
College Park, Maryland
Term expires April 30, 2021

Suzanne Berkey, RCRSP |   
WELL Operations Specialist
U.S. Green Building Council
Term expires April 30, 2022

Brian Stelzer, RCRSP |   
Assistant Director of Sport Clubs and Youth Programs
University of Nebraska
Term expires April 30, 2022

NIRSA Headquarters Member

Kristen Gleason |   
NIRSA Headquarters
Director of Professional Development
Corvallis, Oregon