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CAPRA Trainings

Learn more about Agency Accreditation through the CAPRA Training Program

The CAPRA Training Program includes:

  • Review of all accreditation standards
  • Discussion of how best to prepare for accreditation review
  • Overview of costs and timeline
  • Opportunity for question and answer
  • Copy of the accreditation standards booklet

Upcoming Training Opportunities:  


CAPRA 2014 Standards Live Chat

Date: Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT 

To participate in the live chat, please visit to this page on the start of the event.  You can also sign up for an email reminder of the event.  

A Committee of experienced CAPRA Commissioners worked diligently past year and a half to update the existing CAPRA 2009 Standards. The Commission started this endeavor due to the guidelines that indicate CAPRA standards are to be reviewed and updated every five years. The last update was completed in 2009 with total implementation in 2010. The new 2014 Standards, released in April 2014, will be implemented with visits in 2015.

The CAPRA Commission will be available during this live chat to answer any and all of your questions regarding the new 2014 Standards. If you are unable to participate in the live event, but still have questions, please send them via email to CAPRA@nrpa.org no later than Monday, August 11th. 


Agency Accreditation and CAPRA Visitor Training: A Mark of Excellence!

Monday, October 13th, 2013 8:00am - 12:15pm

Location: NRPA Congress & Exposition, Charlotte, NC

Cost: $65 CEUs: 0.4

Learn about the new CAPRA Standards and Procedures by attending this training workshop. The CAPRA Training has been updated to cover the new accreditation standards and procedures and is recommended for all agencies going through the initial or continuing accreditation process. Attendees will also qualify to apply to become CAPRA Visitors and the training serves as a refresher (required every 5 years) for current visitors. The training reviews all accreditation standards and identifies recent changes to the accreditation program including new fundamental standards, eliminated standards, changes in how visits and hearings are conducted, and provides opportunity for audience questions to be answered. Registration is required - $65 fee.

 Register today!


CAPRA Webinar Trainings

 Date/time TBD

Cost: $25/NRPA Members; $45/non-NRPA Members - CEUs: 0.1

 CAPRA Commissioner

In the national agency accreditation process, a smooth, uneventful visit is the goal of both the Agency and the Visitation Team.  The Visit Team Chair plays a key role in the positive outcome of this important component of the process.  This webinar will focus on the role and responsibilities of the Visit Team Chair and provide some “tips and tricks” from experienced Team Chairs to make the role of leading an accreditation a worthwhile experience.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the purpose and expected outcomes of an accreditation visit.
  2. Participants will increase knowledge about the key functions and role of the Chair of a visit team.
  3. Participants will learn various techniques, from the Visit Chair perspective, to improve the quality of the accreditation visit for both the agency and other visit team members.
Schedule and Registration Coming Soon!

Host a CAPRA Training Program

If you are interested in hosting a CAPRA Training, please email CAPRA@nrpa.org. Additional information can be found in the documents below.