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Accreditation Application and Fees

Accreditation Application and Fees

A non-binding, on-line application initiates the accreditation process. Upon receipt of the application, the Accreditation Program Director will email introductory materials, including an agreement between IACLEA and the agency.  

Upon signing an agreement to become a candidate for Accreditation, all agencies are assessed an initial accreditation fee that covers an agency’s first two years in the program, and is based on the full-time student enrollment of the institution. Non-member agencies will be assessed an additional $1,500 annually.

 

Student Enrollment

Two-year Fee

Less than 3,000

$5,000

3,001 – 10,000

$6,000

10,001 and above

$7,000

Systemwide*

$10,000

 

Annual Continuation Fees

After the initial two-year period, agencies pay annual continuation fees.

Student Enrollment

Annual Fee

Less than 3,000

$2,500

3,001 – 10,000

$3,000

10,001 and above

$3,500

Systemwide*

$5,000

On-site Assessment Charge

In addition to the initial and annual accreditation fees, agencies will pay the travel costs associated with each on-site assessment, including the initial assessment.  Assessments occur every four years after the initial accreditation.  On-site costs include airfare, lodging, rental car, and assessor per diem. The actual accosts will vary for every agency. IACLEA staff will coordinate with the agency to minimize those costs whenever possible.

The institution’s full-time equivalent enrollment as reported in the most recent calculation of the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).  Institutions outside of the United States should calculate their full-time equivalents as the sum of their full-time fall enrollment plus 1/3 of their part-time enrollment.

*Systemwide: IACLEA allows university systems—those with multiple campuses—to join the Accreditation Program and seek accreditation provided the system meets certain criteria. Further discussions will need to be held with the IACLEA Accreditation Program Director.

Joint CALEA Accreditation: IACLEA provides an Accreditation Program for those agencies that have received accreditation from CALEA. The number of standards to comply with and the annual fees are based on the level of CALEA accreditation. Please contact the IACLEA Accreditation Program Director for more information.

For questions or clarification contact, IACLEA Director of Professional Services Jerry Murphy at jmurphy@iaclea.org or  (202) 618-4545.

 

IACLEA thanks our friends at Corporate Partner D. Stafford & Associates for their generous sponsorship of IACLEA Accreditation.

 

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