2022 SCHEDULE OF TRANSITION-TO-PRACTICE FEES
Effective January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.
To help you understand the fees, please view this Illustration of Cost with Timeline (PDF). It is an example of one nursing program within the same nursing education unit. Please note that this illustration is to be used as an example only and does not necessarily reflect exact timelines for your program to achieve Candidacy or Initial Accreditation.
Candidacy is the beginning process for a Transition-to-Practice program seeking accreditation with the ACEN. A new program is the addition of a new program type within an existing and accredited single program.
Prorated, as appropriate, based on date initial accreditation is granted.
Additional service fees which may be incurred during initial accreditation or continuing accreditation processes. Charged only if and when a service is performed. Not applicable to all programs.
The Appeal Fee applies only to programs denied initial accreditation or continuing accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners and the program chooses to appeal the Board’s decision.
Appeal process fee (per program type) – $10,000.00
Binding Arbitration Fee
The Binding Arbitration Fee applies only to a program denied initial accreditation or continuing accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners that have been fully and finally determined by a written decision of the Appeal Committee and the program chooses to appeal the Board’s decision.
Binding Arbitration Fee (per program type) – $20,000.00
*(a) A substantive change; (b) Information revealed about a program between periods of scheduled review; (c) Information received from the governing organization’s accrediting body related to an adverse action; (d) Information received from the program’s state regulatory agency for nursing related to a change in its status; (e) Information revealed by a program during the Evaluation Review Panel process; (f) Information received from the U.S. Department of Education regarding a program’s compliance responsibilities under Title IV of the Higher Education Act such ad information related to a program’s most recent student loan default rates, the results of financial or compliance audits, program reviews, and any other information that may be provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
– Payment of fees to the ACEN is an obligation for recognition as an accredited program. Payment of fees to the ACEN is an obligation for recognition as a candidate program..
– The ACEN invoices programs for all evaluation processes and an annual accreditation fee.
– Per Policy #7 Voluntary Withdrawal from ACEN Accreditation of a Transition-to-Practice Program, the ACEN will deem as a voluntary withdrawal from accreditation any refusal or failure of an accredited program to pay its fees and expenses when due.
– Membership with another organization (i.e. NLN, OADN, etc.) is NOT required to be accredited by the ACEN.