2024 Fee Schedule & Estimated Expenses

Eligibility application review fee $500
Accreditation self-study review fee $5,000
Accreditation site visit estimated expense per visit* $7,000-9,000
Site visit rescheduling fee $1,000
Annual sustaining fee (once granted initial accreditation status) $4,000



* This is an estimate based on a 3-person site visitor team.  Fees may vary if additional site visitors or if interim or focused visits are required.  The Council invoices programs beforehand for the approximate cost of a visit. 

For more information on fees, please see Handbook of Accreditation, 2024 edition or contact DReed@accnpe.org

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