CAPRA Standards

The 2009 CAPRA Standards were revised in 2014. The current standards are titled CAPRA Standards 2014 (5th Edition). Compliance with the CAPRA Standards 2014 (5th Edition) is mandatory for all agencies with an accreditation visit scheduled after May 1, 2015.

The following links provide information pertaining to the CAPRA Standards:

The CAPRA Accreditation Handbook detailing the accreditation process and procedures and other important documents can be found in the CAPRA Policies, Procedures, and Forms section.


Many agencies use a software management application for assistance with accreditation materials. In addition to software management vendors, agencies may develop their own internal data management system. As an example, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has graciously shared their Data Management System.

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