ARP and RRP Designations
The Associate Resort Professional (ARP) and Registered Resort Professional (RRP) are the premier designations for the vacation ownership industry. Demonstrate your knowledge and experience, as well as commitment to the industry and the ARDA Code of Standards & Ethics, by attaining one of these designations. Add this goal to your professional development plan and wow your boss during your next performance review. Use ARDA meetings and events to earn credits, learn, and network at the same time!
Congratulations to our current ARPs and RRPs!
Both ARP and RRP applicants are required to be an employee of a ARDA member
organization in good standing and must have successfully completed the AIF Qualification Test.
ARP designation requires a minimum of 2 years of industry experience and 6
credits, while RRP designation needs at least 5 years of experience and 10
Ways to earn credits:
- Attending the ARDA Convention, Fall Conference, regional meetings, or other pre-approved seminar or meeting
- Participating in an AIF Webinar
- Earning another designation or license such as CTS, real estate, CAM, etc.
- Receiving an ARDY award
- Working in the industry for more than 2 years
- Participating on an ARDA committee
- Earning or having earned an educational degree from an institution of higher education
- Publishing an article in Developments magazine or other trade publication
- Serving as an ARDA Ambassador
- Maintaining an ARDA Advantage membership
- Attending industry related workshops or gaining other relative certifications (please note credits for non-ARDA programs must be pre-approved by the AIF)
To gain a
better understanding of the application process, please use the application form as a reference.
are reviewed two times a year by the Accreditation Board. Upcoming deadlines September 15, 2016 and
February 1, 2017. Accepted applicants
will be notified via e-mail. Designees will
receive a certificate of achievement and lapel pin. Designees will be listed on the ARDA Web site
and featured in Developments magazine.
Maintaining a designation:
To maintain the designation, a current ARDA membership is required, as well as one of the following each year:
- Participation on an ARDA committee
- Attendance at an ARDA meeting or other ARDA-accredited meeting
- Attendance at a session in the AIF Webinar series or
completion of an education course on aifeducates.org
- Publishing an article in Developments magazine