NCCA Accreditation Fees

There are two fees associated with accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The first is an application fee that an organization must pay when submitting their initial  or re-accreditation application(s). The application fee is on a per program basis.

Once a program is accredited, all organizations with one or more accredited programs must pay a yearly accreditation fee, which includes their membership fees for the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). This fee is charged upon accreditation and may be pro-rated depending on the time of year the program earns official accreditation. Please see the two fee schedules below.

NCCA Application Fees**

ICE Members
(initial or re-accreditation application) 
Non-Members (initial application)  $2,600
Subsequent Application Fee
(initial or re-accreditation application)

This fee applies to each additional program after the first for any organization (member or non-member) that is submitting multiple applications at the same time.

$975/application up to a max fee of 10 applications

**Application fees are collected online with a credit card upon submission of the application and are non-refundablePrograms that are denied must pay the fee again if they wish to submit a new application.  Therefore, organizations are strongly encouraged to thoroughly review their completed applications prior to submission to ensure that their applications provide up-to-date, accurate information and are completed according to the Standards and guidelines provided in the application form.

Payment may also be made via check, payable to ICE (not NCCA). Mail to:

ICE Department 3032 Washington, DC 20042-3032 *Please note that this address will not accept shipments from UPS, FedEx, etc.

Annual Fee for Organizations with NCCA Accredited Programs* 

Effective January 1, 2017:

Organization with up to two accredited programs


Each additional accredited program


Maximum accreditation fee


The accreditation fee includes membership in the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. Organizations with newly accredited programs will pay an accreditation fee for the current year that may be pro-rated based on when accreditation was granted.

*Fees are non-refundable.