NASPAA Accreditation is guided by several official documents:
- NASPAA Accreditation Standards – adopted in 2009, the current set of Standards against which programs are evaluated.
- Self-Study Instructions – the template for the Self-Study Report, as well as resources for conforming to the Standards (Bases of Judgment, Glossary, Examples).
- Site Visit Manual – detailed information about Site Visits: what to expect and how to prepare.
- Peer Review and Accreditation Policy and Procedures – the official rules and processes guiding COPRA, site visit teams, and programs.
These documents are supplemented by: