Chapter 5: Career Development

5.6 Certifications

Due to the breadth of diversity in the Recreation and Leisure industry, many niche fields require specific certifications to work in the field. They vary from short 4-hour courses to 30+ hours courses to gain a certification. Some certifications last a lifetime while others require recertification every few years.

Below is a list of certifications offered in Ontario, and often required in niche sectors of the industry. This list is only a small example of certifications available.

Common required certifications across many sectors of Recreation and Leisure Industry

Other possible more specialized certifications:

Remember upon graduating from Recreation and Leisure Services program, furthering your education is always a choice open to you – whether now or in the future.


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