For over sixty five years, ORFA has been committed to providing its membership with current, relevant and practical professional development opportunities. The variety of course topics, comprehensiveness of curricula, and intensity of programs have grown steadily in response to membership and professional needs. Ever mindful of the increasingly complex scope and function of recreation facility operations, ORFA has created a variety of professional designations designed for the benefit of recreation facility practitioners.
The awarding of an ORFA professional designation formally acknowledges recreation facility industry personnel who have met specific education and training requirements, have related work experience and who are committed to supporting and contributing to the integrity of the recreation facility profession. Working towards an ORFA designation encourages these professionals to develop and enhance competencies in areas that will benefit themselves, their employers, and their profession and facility patrons.