NRPA’s Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) Standards for national accreditation provide an authoritative assessment tool for park and recreation agencies. Through a process of peer verification of compliance with these national standards, CAPRA accreditation assures policy makers, department staff, and the general public that an accredited park and recreation agency has the operational capacity to deliver programs, facilities, and services at a high level of quality. While accreditation standards effectively distinguish between agencies that should and should not be accredited, they are not a guarantee of quality, safety, or ethical practice.

Compliance with the CAPRA National Standards is mandatory for all agencies.

The following links provide information pertaining to the CAPRA Standards:

 

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