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 by programs.
Review of Accreditation Fees
The CAA conducts a comprehensive review of its accreditation fee structure and budget planning over a 3-4 year horizon as required by its policies, to ensure that the CAA maintains its fiscal agreement with ASHA. The last review in 2018 resulted, after opportunity for input from programs and key stakeholders, in a 10% increase in site visit and annual fees, effective January 2020.
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
- No changes for 2020
- Site Visit Fees—In 2018, the CAA approved an increase for 2020; last increase was in 2011
- Annual Fees—In 2018, the CAA approved increases to annual fees for 2020; last increase was in 2017
CAA Accreditation Fee Schedule
|Category||Date of Last Increase||Current Fee|
|Site Visit Fee:1|
|Candidacy Site Visit|
(3 persons; 2 days)
Single Program (3 persons; 2 days)
Dual Program [Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology]
(4 persons; 2 days)
|Dual Programs3 [Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology]:|
|Dual Programs4 [Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology]:|
|Program With Approved Satellite/Branch|
Campus Distance Education Component
or Contractual Arrangement
|2010||Residential fee above + $440 for each additional modality/component for each professional area|
1 Current fee based on $1,540 per person per visit beginning in 2020. 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.