Learn more about Agency Accreditation

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

  • Review of all accreditation standards
  • Discussion of how best to prepare for accreditation review
  • Overview of costs and timelines
  • Opportunity for question and answers

Current Training Opportunities

CAPRA Webinar Series: Prepare for NRPA Accreditation

What is CAPRA? What does it mean to become CAPRA Accredited? Participate in this webinar series — whether you are a professional, represent an agency or are a visitor (new and renewing) — to learn the answers to these questions and more. Information covered will help park and recreation professionals prepare to participate in the CAPRA process and visitors to serve on visit teams. The webinar series will cover a general overview of CAPRA and the accreditation process; the 10 sections of the CAPRA National Standards; guidelines for creating your self-assessment report and collecting your evidence of compliance; responsibilities of Commission Review Team (CRT) members and Site Visit Team (SVT) members; things to expect with your agency’s site or virtual visit; ways to get involved in CAPRA; and a list of resources to help you along the way. 


  • What is CAPRA?
  • Agency Roles and Responsibilities
  • CAPRA Standards: Sections 1, 2, 3 and 9
  • CAPRA Standards: Sections 4 and 5
  • CAPRA Standards: Sections 6, 7, 8 and 10
  • CAPRA Standards: Developing Your Self-Assessment Report
  • CAPRA Site Visit Team Members


Contact CAPRA@nrpa.org for additional information.

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 document below.

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