Candidacy fee

A one-time $500 fee (only paid when first applying to enter the accreditation program)

Annual fee

$600 every year (including the site visit year)

Site visit fee

(paid during the site visit year)

  • Fewer than 500 students: $1,000
  • 500–1,000 students: $1,500
  • More than 1,000 students: $2,000


Other costs of accreditation

  • Visits by the mentor—travel, lodging, meals
  • Site visitors’ travel, lodging, and meals
  • Application and membership fees to co-accreditors (i.e., regionals and states)

For clarification, contact Sheryl Jo, director of school improvement, at or 800.635.8288, ext. 235.