Learn more about Agency Accreditation

NRPA’s Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) Training Program includes:

  • A general overview of CAPRA and the accreditation process
  • An understanding of all sections of the online self-assessment report form
  • Identification of all 10 sections of the CAPRA National Accreditation Standards
  • Description of CAPRA Volunteer opportunites and ways to get involved with CAPRA

Current Training Opportunities

BASICS

Prepare for CAPRA Accreditation – Basics and Standards

What is Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA)? What does it mean to become CAPRA accredited? Participate in this eight-part series — whether you are a professional or represent an agency — to learn the answers to these questions and more. Information covered will help park and recreation professionals prepare to participate in the CAPRA process. This series will cover a general overview of CAPRA and the accreditation process; guidelines for creating your self-assessment report and collecting your evidence of compliance; volunteer responsibilities and ways to get involved in CAPRA; detailed information on the 10 sections of the CAPRA National Accreditation Standards; and a list of resources to help you along the way.

  • What is CAPRA?
  • Agency Roles and Responsibilities
  • Developing Your Self-Assessment Report
  • CAPRA Volunteers
  • CAPRA Standards: Sections 1, 2, 3 and 9
  • CAPRA Standards: Sections 4 and 5
  • CAPRA Standards: Sections 6, 7, 8 and 10
  • CAPRA Standards: Best Practices for Standard Responses

This paid training will earn the participant 0.5 CEUs once all sessions are completed. Access to this on demand training begins immediately upon registration and all sessions must be completed in order to receive full credit.

Contact CAPRA@nrpa.org for additional information.

ADVANCED

Prepare for CAPRA Accreditation – Standards

What are the 10 sections of the CAPRA National Accreditation Standards? How many are fundamental? Participate in this four-part series — whether you are a professional or represent an agency — to learn the answers to these questions and more. The series will cover the 10 sections of the CAPRA National Accreditation Standards; guidelines for creating your self-assessment report narrative responses and identifying related evidence; and a list of resources to help you along the way.

Prepare for NRPA CAPRA Re-Accreditation – Advanced Topics

Your agency has been accredited — now what? What are the components for the plans necessary for Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) accreditation and how do they all fit together? Participate in this learning product designed for re-accrediting agencies to learn the answers to these questions and more. The topics will cover how to maintain accreditation; help build a frame of support to handle staff transitions; how to make CAPRA an active part of your agency’s culture; and how to build the plans necessary for continued CAPRA success.

 

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