Annual Responsibilities

By March 1

  • Annual Reports
  • Annual Fee: $900

How to become an accredited program.

Timeline to Accreditation:

  • Declare
    File a Notice of Intent to Pursue Accreditation to learn if the program is eligible. Each program requires a separate application.
    Fee per program: $500

  • Formal Application
    Upon confirmation of eligibility, a complete a formal application.
    Fee per application: $1,750

  • Self Study
    Self Study report is due 8 weeks prior to a scheduled visit.

  • Submission

  • Schedule Visitation
    Visits are scheduled during the months of November - April, prior to the fall hearing at the National Parks & Recretion Convention. 

  • Visitation Report
    Visit team sends report to Council within 2 weeks of visit.

  • Program Response
    Responses to the Visitation Report are due 30 days from receipt of letter from Council.

  • Accreditation Hearing
    Hearings are scheduled at the location of the National Recreation & Park Association Annual Convention, typically on the Monday prior to the start of convention.