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Recognition Professionals International (RPI) is the leading resource for global strategic workforce recognition. RPI is the only professional association that engages both practitioners and resource providers to provide holistic value to the global recognition industry. RPI is at the forefront of workforce recognition through its focus on recognition innovations and education as a systematic method for improvements in the workplace.

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Recognition in the Real World

Recognition In The Real World – Welcome on this new journey that we are going to take together into the world of real life recognition. We’re going to bring our notes, white boards and diagrams with us that have defined what recognition is and we are going to bring them into the real world.

Now's the Time to Start Your CRP Certification

Certified Recognition Professional® I Summer Special: June 1 - August 31

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The CRP I course is an online, on-demand course that is a prerequisite to taking CRP II, III, IV. It’s also a fantastic way to get a strong foundation to creating and sustaining a recognition program in your organization. So if you decide not to pursue full certification, CRP I can be a great way to get your recognition program started.

The RPI Certified Recognition Professional program sets the standard for assessment of an individuals' abilities and provides a means for Recognition Professionals to acquire the needed skills and knowledge in order to excel. Please note that Structuring Recognition Programs for Success - CRP I is a prerequisite course for the following three courses, CRP II, CRPIII and CRP IV.

Course Titles Are As Follows

Structuring Recognition Systems for Success – CRP I – ONLINE Course
Strategic Planning & Measurement – CRP II
Recognition Management & Maintenance – CRP III
Applying Recognition Systems – CRP IV

You must take CRP I online before attending CRP II, III and IV at the RPI Conference in January.

Awards Now Open!

Each year at our Annual Conference, RPI recognizes excellence on an organizational and individual basis. The Best Practices and the Recognition Champion are awarded through a nomination process. The Spotlight and the Harkins-Howell Education Award are board-nominated awards. Submit a nomination today. The submission deadline is October 1, 2015.


The Certified Recognition Professional® (CRP) program will guide participants through Best Practice processes and standards.


CRP Recertification

In order to maintain the Certified Recognition Professional (CRP) designation, those who are CRP graduates must recertify every 3 years.



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Recognition Fundamentals

This two-hour course touches on RPI’s Seven Best Practice Standards and reviews the basics of recognition.


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