The Outdoor Hospitality Certificate Program is a self-paced program providing a well-rounded business education that can help prepare you to be as successful as possible in today’s changing business environment. Achieving your certificate will not only provide you with personal satisfaction, but will demonstrate to others within and outside the industry the business knowledge you have. Gain additional marketing value by becoming a Superior Quality Staff park.

Whether you are just beginning in the industry or have been around for many years there is a certificate program that will meet your needs.


Generalist Certificate Program:


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  1. Designed for individuals new to the industry or those with minimal industry experience.
  2. Prerequisites: None
  3. Completion Requirements
    • Generalist Workbook
    • Ethical Commitment Documentation
    • 3 Months Experience
  4. Fast Track Option
    • Attend a Generalist Fast Track training session (Contact Lisa Maurer at lmaurer@arvc.org or (303) 681-0401 ext. 121 to locate an upcoming session.)
    • Submit Ethical Commitment Documentation
    • Still requires 12 Months Related Experience

Read the excerpt from the workbook.


Management Certificate Program:


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  1. Designed for new managers, managers with limited responsibilities, or those wanting to advance their careers.
  2. Prerequisites: Any one of the following
    • Previous earned CPO
    • Completion of Outdoor Hospitality Generalist Certificate Program
    • Enrollment in Session (Year) 1 of the National School of RV Park and Campground Management
    • 3 Month Experience
  3. Completion Requirements
    1. Management Workbook
    2. Documents
      • Ethical Commitment Documentation
      • Leadership Questionnaire
      • Operating Standards Documentation for Cash Management
      • Human Resource Needs Assessment
      • Department Emergency Plan
      • Department Service Level Monitoring Documentation
    3. Attendance at a Minimum of One Conference or One Session of the National School of RV Park & Campground Management.
    4. 12 Month Experience
  4. Fast Track Option
    • Attend Session (Year) One of National School of RV Park & Campground Management
    • Submit items from Documents section (above). (Accomplished at School)
    • Still requires 12 Months Related Experience

Read the excerpt from the workbook.


Professional Certificate Program


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  1. Designed for managers with full business management responsibilities, owners, and those wanting to advance their careers.
  2. Prerequisites: Any one of the following
    • Previous earned 3rd CPO or higher
    • Completion of Outdoor Hospitality Management Certificate Program
    • Enrollment in Session (Year) 2 of the National School of RV Park and Campground Management
    • 24 Month Experience
  3. Completion Requirements
    • Management and Professional Workbooks
    • Documents
      • Business Analysis
      • Personal Development Plan
      • Emergency Plan with Guest Communication Documents
      • Service Level Monitoring Documentation
      • Risk Assessment
      • Employee Development Plan
      • Staff Appraisal Plan
      • Personal Assessment
      • Personal Goal Statement
      • Sample Marketing Materials
      • Business Plan
    • 2 Years of Documented Industry Engagement
    • Attendance at a Minimum of Two Conferences or Two Sessions of the National School of RV Park & Campground Management.
    • 24 Month Experience
  4. Fast Track Option
    • Attend Session (Year) Two of National School of RV Park & Campground Management
    • Submit items from Document section (above). (Accomplished at School or as homework between Session One and Two of School.)
    • Still requires 24 Months Related Experience

Read the excerpt from the workbook.


Executive Certificate Program


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  1. Designed for anyone who has already taken full advantage of many educational opportunities afforded them and are wanting to give back to the industry by sharing their expertise.
  2. Prerequisites: Any one of the following
    • Previously earned their Lifetime CPO
    • Completion of Outdoor Hospitality Professional Certificate Program
  3. Completion Requirements
    • One of the following
    • Complete an Individualized Project
      • Documents
        • Project Proposal
        • Project Deliverables
    • Become and OHEP Evaluator and Successfully Support individuals through their Certificate Programs
    • Become a Generalist Fast Track Trainer and Successfully Support individuals through their Certificate Programs
    • A combination of the above
    • AND
      • 3 Years of Documented Industry Engagement
      • Attendance at a Minimum of Three Conferences or Two Sessions of the National School of RV Park & Campground Management and Attendance at a Minimum of One Conference.
      • 48 Month Experience