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Accreditation Fees

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

Payment is due within 30 calendar days of receipt of invoice.

  • Starting January 1, 2019 – Annual Fees for ALL organization types will increase in the amount of $100. This will affect invoices generated in January 2019. For a schedule of fees, please see the updated charts and breakdown below. (Revised 11/1/2018)
  • Starting January 1, 2019 - Application fees for ALL organizations will be $1500 for each unit seeking accreditation (Providers/Approvers)
  • Starting January 1, 2019 - Any new applicant applying as an Approver Unit will fall under the new fee structure:
    • $1500 – Application Fee All Units
    • $2850 – Annual Fee All Units

Make check payable and mail to:

ANCC Accreditation-5035
ANCC Accreditation
PO Box 505035
St. Louis, MO 63150-5004
USA

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

 

 

ORGANIZATION TYPE

 

 

  • 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.

 

 

ORGANIZATION TYPE

 

 

If your organization has both a Provider Unit and Approver Unit, your Annual Fee is as follows per unit:

  • SNO; FNS

 

$1500/unit

  • ANA Organizational Affiliate

 

$1125/unit

  • C/SNA

 

$1050/unit

 

*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

Reinstatement Fee

$1500

Appeal Fee

$2500

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 Self-Study after 30 days after submission due date OR withdrawal after Self-Study due date/submission

Forfeit All Fees

Deferral Fee:

Fee to move to another review cycle—voluntary/involuntary  

$1500 (in addition to application fee)

Approvers:
Provider Application File Review with Summary Report

$500

Approvers:
Individual CE Activity Review with Summary Report 

$350

Providers:
CNE Activity File Review with Summary Report

$350

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

$500

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

$1000

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 RN's 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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