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Call for Nomination Educator Representative

The Council is currently seeking nominations for one Educator Representative (open nomination), to fill an immediate vacancy.  Individuals are welcome to self-nominate. The successful candidate will fulfill the remaining two years of a three-year term.


The Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT) is the national body that accredits Baccalaureate programs in parks, recreation, tourism, and related professions.  The Council consists of ten members who represent the profession, including five educators from accredited institutions, three practitioners, one college/university administrator holding an academic appointment of administrative rank, and one public representative.  

Core Requirements for Council Members:

1. Current full-time employment in parks, recreation, tourism, or a related profession

2. At least one academic degree (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate) in parks, recreation, tourism, or a related professional specialization;

3. Seven (7) years or more of full-time professional experience in parks, recreation, tourism, or a related professional specialization;

4. Participation in COAPRT visits and attended an approved COAPRT Accreditation training within the past five years;

5. Maintenance of updated credentials and renewal forms;

6. Positive peer and institutional evaluations from involvement with previous visits, if applicable; and

7. Membership in a related national or international professional association.

Council members serve three-year terms and may not serve more than two consecutive full terms.  Council members review Program self-study reports for compliance with standards, review and approve visitation reports, and establish accreditation policies, procedures, and standards.  These responsibilities require approximately twenty to fifty hours of commitment outside of the annual meeting each fall.  Meetings are scheduled two to three times annually; including a winter teleconference lasting two hours, a spring teleconference lasting three to four hours and an annual meeting in the fall lasting one to two days.      


Please submit letter of interest and abbreviated CV to by November 8, 2019. 


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COAPRT was established in 1974 to serve as the credentialing body to accredit baccalaureate degree programs in parks, recreation, tourism, sport management, event management, therapeutic recreation and leisure studies offered at regionally accredited institutions within the United States and its territories, and at nationally accredited institutions in Canada and Mexico. COAPRT W-9

Get in touch

Programs Contact:
Shelley Dahle
COAPRT Programs Manager
Phone: (360) 205-2096
Fax: (360) 453-7893

Council Contact:
Brit Kramer, CAE
COAPRT Operations Manager

Special Projects Contact:
Larry Otos

COAPRT Mailing Address:
1401 Marvin Rd NE
STE 307, #172
Lacey, WA 98516


Established in 1974, COAPRT incorporated April 2019 and operates as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
EIN 84-2341493