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PTAP Accreditation Fees

Application Fees (Effective January 2017 through September 2019)

Fee Structure for New and Re-Accrediting Applicants

  APPLICATION FEE ANNUAL FEE
All applicant programs $4,500 $3,000
Two or more programs applying from the same organization Contact PTAP Office  

*Annual fees will be billed in either February or August depending on your application cycle. Fees are shown in US dollars. ANCC reserves the right to adjust fees as needed without notice.

  • If applicants are ineligible, the application fee is refundable less an administrative fee.
  • Fees are shown in US dollars and may be adjusted at times. ANCC will provide 6 months' notice of any fee changes.
  • Successful applicants are accredited for three years. 
  • Initial and Re-Accrediting applicants are invoiced accreditation fees upon receipt of the application. Payment is due within 30 calendar days.

Magnet®, Pathway to Excellence®-Designated, and ANCC Primary Accreditation Accredited Provider Organizations

Programs with Magnet®, Pathway to Excellence® or ANCC Primary Accreditation Accredited Provider $1,500 will be waived from the total application fee until the December 2019 cycle.

As of January 1, 2020, all accredited programs will be charged a $3100 annual fee. All 2020 annual fee invoices (February or August) will reflect this new fee.

Effective October 1 2019, the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) will be implementing a tiered fee structure for any new applicant or reaccrediting program. All new applicant and reaccrediting programs in the 2020 cycles will be charged based on the number of sites in the program (see below). 

Effective October 1, 2019, any organization seeking accreditation or reaccreditation with an affiliation to an ANCC organization credential such as, Magnet Recognition Program®, Pathway to Excellence or Primary Accreditation as an ANCC Accredited Provider, will receive a $500 discount on the application fee (see chart below).

2020 Fee Structure

2020 Fees

System Category

Application Fee/Annual Fee (year 1)

Annual Fee (year 2, 3, and 4)

May and August cycles are invoiced in February

November and February cycles are invoiced in August

Total 4-year investment

Small Program (1-5 sites)

$ 4,500.00

$ 3,100.00

$ 13,800

Small Program (1-5 sites) ANCC Affiliation (Magnet, Pathway or ANCC Accredited Provider)

$ 4,000.00

$ 3,100.00

$ 13,300

Medium Program (6-10 sites)

$ 4,500.00

$ 3,100.00

$ 13,800

Medium Program (6-10 sites) ANCC Affiliation (Magnet, Pathway or ANCC Accredited Provider)

$ 4,000.00

$ 3,100.00

$ 13,300

Large Program (11-15 sites)

$ 5,500.00

$ 3,100.00

$ 14,800.00

Large Program (11-15 sites) ANCC Affiliation (Magnet, Pathway or ANCC Accredited Provider)

$ 5,000.00

$ 3,100.00

$ 14,300.00

Mega Program 16+ sites

$ 6,500.00

$ 3,100.00

$ 15,800.00

Mega Program 16+ sites ANCC Affiliation (Magnet, Pathway, or ANCC Accredited Provider)

$ 6,000.00

$ 3,100.00

$ 15, 300.00

All fees are due within 30 days of receiving the invoice.

All programs that have not paid OR have not made arrangements to pay their annual fee within 30 days of the due date will not be considered in good standing and will have their accreditation status suspended.

Under these conditions, the accredited program will be removed from the ANCC Directory of Accredited Programs.  Only accredited programs in good standing will be listed in the ANCC Directory of Accredited Programs.

Programs that have had their accredited status suspended for failure to pay their annual and late fees may apply for reinstatement.  Their request for reinstatement must be accompanied by the annual fee, late fee, and reinstatement fee.

Additional Fees

Survey translation fee Contact ANCC PTAP Office 
Appeal process fee $500
Reinstatement fee $1,000
Applicant Found to be Ineligible $1,000 (remainder of application fee will be returned to applicant)

Self-study late submission fee 

(Request to submit self-study up to 7 day after original due date)
$1,500

Deferral Fee

(Request for extension to later review cycle between 0-120 days prior to self-study due date. The request cannot exceed two review cycles)

$1500 (in addition to application fee)
Withdrawal fee:  0 - 60 days prior to self-study date $2,000 (remainder of application fee will be returned to applicant)
Withdrawal fee:  61-120 days prior to self-study date $1000 (remainder of applicant fee will be returned to applicant)
Withdrawal fee after self-study due date

Forfeit of full application fee

Second progress report due for failure to correct deficiencies in first report $500
Third progress report due to failure to correct deficiencies in second report $1,000

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