Abstract Several issues were encountered by nurse-managers in a community agency while implementing an audit of community health nursing charts. They included the following: (1) what is the purpose of the audit? (2) are the required resources available to implement the audit process? (3) what is the selection process for charts to be audited? (4) how many charts have to be audited? (5) is the audit tool based on relevant and measurable criteria and standards? (6) have the measurement properties of the audit tool been determined, including validity and reliability? The validity, reliability, and weighting of scores of the Craig audit tool are explored. Results of an assessment of this tool's reliability are presented.