Accreditation Process Workshop-Online

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Online Course

Type of Course

Accreditation Trainings





This self-guided online course is designed to provide an overview of the ACA Accreditation Process. This page will guide you to the registration for the course, but it is not date-dependent.  

Every camp being visited must have at least one person complete this online course on behalf of the camp; that person must actively assist in preparation for the accreditation visit, be engaged in on-site operations during the camp season, and participate fully in the on-site accreditation visit. In order for a camp to receive an accreditation visit, this course must be completed no later than April 1. 

*Multiple people from a camp may take this course.


By the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • navigate the Accreditation Process Guide 

  • demonstrate applicability and compliance of the standards. 

  • identify different modes of camp operation. 

  • articulate the importance of preparing and organizing written documentation. 

  • identify the criteria needed to maintain accreditation in visit and non-visit years. 


This online course is designed for camp leadership who are preparing for accreditation visits in the upcoming season or are new to the accreditation process. The online course is also appropriate for those who are considering seeking accreditation for the first time.  

Accreditation Process Guide, 2019 Edition (updated 11/2019)   

To participate in this course, you MUST have an Accreditation Process Guide (APG) v. 2019 (updated 11/2019). 

  • Published: Each currently accredited camp and camp seeking accreditation is provided 1 published copy of the APG. If you need this, please contact your local accreditation manager. 
  • Digital: A digital version of the APG is provided to all current fee-paying camps for each primary contact and standards contact. The digital version of the APG can be found in the Accreditation Portal. If you need assistance with access, please contact your local accreditation manager. 
  • Purchase: Non-fee-paying camps (new to accreditation and have not paid yet) and camps wanting additional printed copies can purchase these through the bookstore.   

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