The museum became fully registered in the 1990s under the scheme then administered by the Museums Libraries and Arts Council. Since 2004 the scheme has been renamed the Arts Council Accreditation Scheme. The Accreditation Scheme sets out nationally-agreed standards, which inspire the confidence of the public and funding and governing bodies. It enables museums to assess their current performance, as well as supporting them to plan and develop their services. The Museum of Dartmoor Life holds Full Accreditation status with the Arts Council.