Accreditation Program

Accredited Agency
Accreditation is a mark of professionalism that indicates a commitment to continuous improvement in the delivery of public works operations and services to the community. 

Accreditation is recognition that a department's policies, procedures and practices have been evaluated against nationally recognized management practices, and meet or exceed the established standard.

Contra Costa County Public Works Department became the first County in California to be accredited by the American Public Works Association in July 2001 and we were re-accredited in 2004, 2008 and 2012. We continue to review and improve our work processes and are now reevaluated for accreditation on a four-year cycle.