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“RPI brings together like-minded individuals who know the value that recognition delivers in driving behavior change. As an RPI member, my clients regard me as an expert in all aspects of engagement and loyalty within an organization. The information shared by RPI at the annual conference, during the webinars and among the community members helps to reinforce how and when to recognize someone in alignment with the latest research published by academics in this field.”
Dr. Jacalyn Kerbeck, CRP
Sr. Business Development Manager
ITAGroup, Inc.

Recognition Professionals International (RPI) is the only professional association at the forefront of workforce recognition through its sole focus on recognition innovations and education as a systematic method for improvements in the workplace. RPI is endorsed by top authorities in the industry, has an impressive membership of Fortune 500 organizations (see Member Organizations) and is the only association offering Certified Recognition Professional (CRP) courses. Please choose your membership type below to join. 

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  1. Choose the member type and complete the online application and pay with credit card or create an invoice. IMPORTANT: Membership will not be active until payment is received. If you choose the invoice option, you will need to pay in 45 days or your application will be removed from the database.

  2. Download the PDF form and send in payment.

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Individual Practitioners

Premium Practitioner: $195/Annual

A Premium Member is a practitioner company or individual who is either engaged in developing, implementing or executing recognition and reward programs. A Premium Member is not a service provider and does not supply or provide resources for employee recognition. Service/Resource providers should sign up as an RPI business partner.

  • Free live and on-demand webinar series. Access to 10-12 per year, plus over 30 on-demand.
  • Access and discounted rates to the Certified Recognition Professional (CRP) program, the only recognition certification approved by the International Association for Continuing Education Excellence (IACET) - The Standard for Lifelong Learning.
  • Access to all RPI Best Practice Standards white papers. New resources being developed and added year-round.
  • Discounted rate for the association's annual conference and RPI educational seminars hosted by some of the country's most respected organizations.
  • Access the members-only section of RPI's website, where you'll find answers to your questions, informative articles, success stories, online discussions, member contact information and advance notice of upcoming recognition events.
  • Receive RPI's newsletter, Recognition News.
  • Resource providers and suppliers join as a Business Partner.


Basic Membership: FREE

Basic Membership is available for FREE to practitioner companies/individuals to try out some of the benefits of membership before upgrading to Premium Membership.

  • Receive RPI's newsletter, Recognition News and all live webinars.
  • Limited access to the Association's members-only website section where you'll find answers to your questions, informative articles, success stories, member contact information and advance notice of upcoming recognition events.
  • Discount on RPI offerings.


Recognition Professionals International

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St. Paul, Minnesota 55114
Phone: 651-290-7490 | Fax: 651-290-2266 | info@recognition.org
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