Advisory Standards for Recognition

Advisory Standards for Recognition

AGRiP Recognition is a method for member pools to conduct a comprehensive self-assessment of internal operational procedures against industry best practices. Any pool that meets the Advisory Standards is granted Recognition for three years, helping assure its governing body and members it is operating as effectively as they expect. Approximately a quarter of AGRiP member pools have achieved AGRiP Recognition

Whether a pool applies for Recognition or not, the Advisory Standards provide a framework to examine current practices and procedures and should be utilized by all member pools.

View the Advisory Standards    Apply for Recognition


The Advisory Standards are updated annually. Recently revised and approved standards were implemented Jan. 2, 2020.

Pools with Recognition renewal dates in 2020 should apply online.

Application Process

A completed Advisory Standards application and $750 fee must be submitted online for consideration of AGRiP Recognition. Applications are reviewed by the AGRiP Membership Practices Committee (MPC) and AGRiP's executive director. A typical review takes six to eight weeks (but can last up to 16 weeks).

California pools that have achieved CAJPA Accreditation with Excellence are eligible to complete an abbreviated application to receive AGRiP Recognition. These pools must apply to AGRiP within three months of achieving CAJPA Accreditation with Excellence. The fee for this accelerated application is $400.

During the AGRiP Recognition process, applicants might need to add, update or modify certain policies in place at their pool.  A Model Code of Conduct and a number of policy development checklists are available to assist pools in completing those Advisory Standards.

Contact AGRiP for more information or assistance.