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 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 to remain in good standing, 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.

2018 NCCA Application Fees**

ICE Member Initial or Re-accreditation Application  $2,050
ICE Member Subsequent Linked Application Fee 
(initial or re-accreditation application)

This fee applies to each additional program that is linked to the first application for a member organization. Linked applications must be submitted for the same deadline.

$1,330/application up to a max fee of 10 applications
Non-Member Initial Application  $2,730
Non-Member Subsequent Linked Application Fee 
(initial or re-accreditation application)

This fee applies to each additional program that is linked to the first application for a non-member organization. Linked applications must be submitted for the same deadline.

$1,775/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-refundable. Programs 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).Create an invoice   Please note that payment is due before your application can be submitted. If you intend to send a check payment, the check should be received prior to the application deadline so that you may submit your application on time.

Checks should be mailed 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* 

All organizations that have programs accredited by the Commission must pay annual accreditation maintenance fees to remain in good standing.

Effective January 1, 2018:

Organization with up to two accredited programs

$4,725/year

Each additional accredited program

$1025/year

Maximum accreditation fee

$12,925/year


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.