Institute for Credentialing Excellence

Maintaining ACAP Accreditation

 Annual Accreditation Fees for Organizations with Accredited Programs

Effective January 1, 2017:

Organization with up to two accredited programs $1000/year
Each additional accredited program $750/year
Maximum accreditation fee $10,020/year

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. Each year following, invoices for full accreditation fees are sent in late November/early December to be paid by January 1st.

Annual Report for Organizations with Accredited Programs

Annual report forms are emailed to the primary contact of organizations with accredited programs at the beginning of May each year, to be completed by July 1st. 

The ICE 1100 standards require that each organization with an accredited certificate program(s) complete an annual report form to demonstrate ongoing compliance with the standards. The annual report form is required for several reasons, including:

  • To document compliance with ICE 1100 standards for maintaining and updating the program;
  • To keep organizations with ICE accredited programs continually aware of the accreditation standards; and
  • To provide organizations the opportunity to receive feedback on any changes that may affect their accreditation status and receive suggested actions to take to maintain compliance.

In limited situations, the annual report form may provide data leading to revocation of ICE accreditation if the certification program fails to respond or its response demonstrates intended lack of compliance with ICE 1100 Standard.

Renewing ACAP Accreditation

Accreditation is valid for a period of 5 years. When a certificate program's accreditation is set to expire, the sponsoring organization is required to submit a renewal application. Although ICE will send reminders when a program is near expiration, it is ultimately the responsibility of each organization to know when its programs will expire and to submit a renewal application accordingly.

The renewal application and process is identical to the initial application and process - therefore, it requires a complete new application with all supporting documentation. Please visit our ACAP Application Process page for details and required documents.