Professional Designations


It has been more than twenty five years since the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc. (ORFA) first introduced a professional designation program to assist members in developing competency to work effectively within the recreation facilities industry. And over fifty years since the organization has been a participant and recognized by either government or the recreation profession for its role in certification.

Since the creation of this professional accreditation program, many members have been awarded ORFA professional designations, many of which are now requested by employers as part of the hiring process, or used to assist in developing short and long term training plans.

Each designation requires Individual ORFA membership, a minimum Grade 12 education, completion of the requisite courses and confirmation of workplace-specific experience. Also, all ORFA designations require a five year recertification process that is available in either an in-person or virtual delivery format.