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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 syste matic method for improvements in the workplace.

Employee Appreciation Day - March 6, 2015

Employee Recognition Day arrived on calendars in 1995 and is always the first Friday in March. Personalizing recognition can create a memory - see a number of examples here on how to recognize your employees.


Congratulations to this year's best practice overall winners:

  • Cleveland Clinic - Best Practices Overall Winner
  • MIT – Best Practice Standards: Recognition Communications, Standard, Training, and Standard, Program Change and Flexibility
  • Southwest Airlines - Best Practice Standards: Recognition Strategy, Management Responsibility, and Events and Celebrations

To learn more about RPI BEST PRACTICE STANDARDS™, visit the Best Practice Program Preview page.

Get Involved!

The Board of Directors met at the conference and are reviewing the membership survey and finalizing the strategic plan and initiatives for our members. Meet the current board here. The board will turn over in April and we will update the board page in March. We will be sending a call for volunteers for our Action Teams so please consider getting involved in RPI.

Website Features

The website has a number of new feature for our community. To learn more about how to get the most out of the website, check out our "how to" section. We also now have a new Members Only Forum Discussion Group and the features are here. To access your member benefits, update your profile and connect with other members, you’ll need to log in. If you’ve forgotten your user name or password click here.


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.



RPI's Member Central is the recognition practitioner's central location for tips, tricks, research and connections.


Recognition Fundamentals

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


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RPI offers a free Practitioner Basic membership for individual practitioners interested in becoming a part of our association!

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