By March 1
How to become an accredited program.
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
Upon confirmation of eligibility, a complete a formal application.
Fee per application: $1,950
Self Study report is due 8 weeks prior to a scheduled visit.
Visits are scheduled during the months of November - April, prior to the fall hearing at the National Parks & Recretion Convention.
Visit team sends report to Council within 2 weeks of visit.
Responses to the Visitation Report are due 30 days from receipt of letter from Council.
Hearings are scheduled at the location of the National Recreation & Park Association Annual Convention, typically on the Monday prior to the start of convention.