Accreditation Handbook—Chapter IX: Financial Support of Accreditation
The CAA maintains an established fee schedule to support the operations of the accreditation program for applicant, candidate, and accredited graduate education programs. Application fees must be submitted at the time of application (payable to ASHA). Invoices for candidacy and initial accreditation site visits are sent at the time the site visit has been confirmed and are payable upon receipt. Annual fees are set on a calendar fiscal year and CAA-accredited and candidate programs are invoiced accordingly.
Renewal of accreditation status is dependent upon timely payment of annual accreditation fees.
Proposed Increase to Accreditation Fees
After a comprehensive review of the accreditation fee structure and budget planning over a 3-year horizon as required by its policies, the CAA is recommending a 10% increase in site visit and annual fees, effective in 2020. The CAA invites accredited and candidate programs to review the rationale and proposed fee schedule, and provide comment online by September 25, 2018.
Summary of Approved Increases in Accreditation Fees
- Application Fees—In 2014, the CAA approved increases to application fees:
- New candidacy application fee went into effect January 1, 2015
- New initial accreditation application fee went into effect January 1, 2016
- Site Visit Fees—The last increase to site visit fees went into effect January 1, 2011
- Annual Fees—In 2015, the CAA approved increases to annual fees that went into effect January 1, 2017
CAA Accreditation Fee Schedule
|Initial Accreditation (Effective 1/1/16)||$6,000|
|Site Visit Fee:1|
|Candidacy Site Visit|
(3 persons; 2 days)
Single Program (3 persons; 2 days)
Dual Program [Audiology and SLP]
(4 persons; 2 days)
|Annual Fee:2 (Effective 1/1/17)|
|Dual Programs3 [Audiology and SLP]:|
|Dual Programs4 [Audiology and SLP]:|
|Program with Approved Satellite/Branch|
Campus Distance Education Component
or Contractual Arrangement
|Residential fee above + $400 for
each additional modality/component
for each professional area
1 Based on $1,400 per person per visit (as of January 2010). If additional days or members are required, site visit fee will be adjusted accordingly. If additional site visits are required outside the routine accreditation, reaccreditation, or candidacy reviews, programs will be assessed an additional site visit fee.
2 Includes reaccreditation site visit fee, prorated over the 5- or 8-year accreditation cycle.
3 Includes costs for additional site visit team member.
4 Includes costs for additional site visit team member. Institutions that have accredited programs in audiology and speech-language pathology with different accreditation cycles (e.g., 8 years and 5 years) will be charged the annual fee for the shorter cycle; this policy has been in effect since January 1, 2007.
5 Candidacy annual fee does not include site visit fees; site visit fees are invoiced separately.