COAPRT - Visitor Application Form

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Thank you for your interest in being a Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) Visitor! Please read the qualifications listed below and then complete the application form. 

Qualifications To Be A Visitor 
All COAPRT Visitors must meet Core Requirements; additional requirements are identified for practitioners and educators. 

Core Requirements
  1. Current full-time employment in parks, recreation, tourism, and related professions or if retired, no more than five (5) years outside full-time employment in parks, recreation, tourism, and a related profession.
  2. At least one academic degree (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate) in parks, recreation, tourism, and or a related professional specialization.
  3. Seven (7) years or more of full-time professional experience in parks, recreation, tourism, and or a related professional specialization.
  4. Participation in an approved Accreditation training within the past five years (all visitors must attend training on the 2013 learning outcomes standards and assessment).
  5. Maintenance of updated credentials and renewal forms.
  6. Positive peer and institutional evaluations from involvement with previous visits, if applicable.
  7. Membership in NRPA or other related national or international professional association.
Additional Requirement for Visitation Chairs
  1. The doctorate is required to be eligible to serve as Visitation Team Chair or as a Single Visitor.
Additional Requirements for Practitioners
  1. A working relationship with higher education in the last three (3) years as evidenced by involvement such as:
    • Supervision of fieldwork and/or internship students enrolled in parks, recreation, tourism, and or related professional specialization curricula;

    • Service on a planning committee or an advisory group to a university program in parks, recreation, tourism, and or related professional specialization; and

    • Teaching experiences in a program on a full- or part-time basis.

Petitioning to Become a Visitor 
Any individual who does not meet the stated visitor requirements may petition for visitor status based upon professional credentials and expertise. The petition is made to the Executive Committee of the Council via the Staff Liaison. Any educator appointed as a visitor through the petition process may not serve as the Visitation Team Chair or as a Single Visitor.
1. Please provide your full name. *This question is required.
2. Please provide your full contact information. *This question is required.