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Accreditation Fees

Initial and Re-Accrediting applicants are invoiced application accreditation fees upon receipt of the application.

Payment for all invoices is due within 30 calendar days of receipt of invoice.

Payment Instructions

Please note that the NCPD Accreditation Program Staff can no longer accept payments by credit card over the phone.

Send all receivable and payment related emails to: AR@ana.org

Please ensure to reference invoice and/or description for all payments.

Payments by Checks:

PO Box 505035
St. Louis, MO 63150-5035

OR

Overnight Address:
ANCC Miscellaneous/505035
800 Market Street, 4th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63101

APPROVER UNITS: PLEASE SEE NCPD APPROVER LEARNING COMMUNITY FOR FEE STRUCTURE.


Other Important Information

  • First time applicants are accredited for 2 years.
  • Re-Accrediting applicants are accredited for up to 4 years, unless a provisional period is required.
  • Fees are shown in US dollars and based on organization type, (appraisal fee is inclusive) and are adjusted biennially to cover costs.
  • Read Organization Type definitions at the bottom of the page.
  • Click here for a Breakdown of Accreditation Fees [pdf].

*Annual fees are billed in January of each calendar year for all organizations and are due within 30 days of receipt. Application Fees are based on your accreditation cycle and are billed in the month that your application is due (March 1, July 1, November 1). Fees are shown in US dollars. ANCC reserves the right to adjust fees as needed without notice.

Application Fees

Fee Structure for New and Re-Accrediting Applicants

 

APPLICATION FEE

ANNUAL FEE

All Applicant Programs

$1,500

Based on Organization Type: See Chart Below.

 

ORGANIZATION TYPE

 

ANNUAL FEE

  • HRO, MDG, PNEG, NNO/NNA, HCF
 

$2850

  • COU

 

$2000

  • SNO; FNS

 

$1800

  • ANA Organizational Affiliate

 

$1500

  • C/SNA

 

$1350

For definition of Organization Types please see the chart at the bottom of the page.

 

 

 

APPROVER UNITS: Please see the NCPD Approver Learning Community for Fee Structure.

*Annual fees are billed in January of each calendar year for all organizations and are due within 30 days of receipt. Application Fees are based on your accreditation cycle and are billed in the month that your application is due (March 1, July 1, November 1). Fees are shown in US dollars. ANCC reserves the right to adjust fees as needed without notice.

Additional Fees

Other Fees

Applicant and Accredited Organization

Expidited Cycle Fee

$1500 (in addition to application fee)

Reinstatement Fee

$1500

Appeal Fee

$5000

Applicant Found to be Ineligible

$1500 (remainder of fees to be returned to applicant)

Late Self-Study Submission Fee

$1000 (in addition to application fee)

Incorrect Self-Study Bookmarking Fee

$1000 (in addition to application fee)

Failure to submit the Self-Study on the due date OR withdrawal 30 days prior to self-study due date or after Self-Study due date

Forfeit All Paid Fees

Withdrawal after accreditation/re-accreditation application accepted OR withdrawal before or after accreditation/re-accreditation self-study submission due date or during accreditation/re-accreditation review

Forfeit All Paid Fees

Deferral Fee

Fee to move to another review cycle—voluntary/involuntary  

$1500 per deferral (in addition to application fee)

Activity File Review with Summary Report

$350

First progress report due

$750

Second progress report due
*for failure to correct deficiencies in first report

$750

Third progress report due
*for failure to correct deficiencies in second report

$750

Definitions

Acronym

 

Type

Definition

C/SNA

 

ANA Constituent & State Nurses Association

ANA Constituent Member or State Nurses Association

OA

 

ANA Organizational Affiliate

Nursing organization that belongs to ANA as an organization

COU

 

College/University

An institution of higher education having authority to award baccalaureate or higher degrees; Provider Unit located within this organization

FNS

 

Federal Nursing Service

A designation for a governmental type of entity that is national in scope and provides nursing services

HCF

 

Health Care Facility

Organizations in which health care services are provided (i.e. hospitals, hospital systems, outpatient facilities, clinics) OR Agency that provides health care workers to organizations including homes; Provider Unit located within this organization

HRO

 

Health Related Organization

Organizations in which health care services are provided (i.e. hospitals, hospital systems, outpatient facilities, clinics) OR Agency that provides health care workers to organizations including homes; Provider Unit located within this organization (Ex: American Heart Association)

MDG

 

Multi-Disciplinary Group

Organizations that provide continuing education for nursing and other disciplines

PNEG

 

Professional Nursing Education Group

Organizations that providing continuing education for nurses only

SNO

 

Specialty Nursing Organization

A national nursing body that has a majority of voting members who are RNs practicing in a specialized nursing area, as so defined in the organization's governing documents.

NNA/NNO

 

National Nursing Association/Organization

Nursing organization that is national or international in scope

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