2023 SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR INTERNATIONAL TRANSITION-TO-PRACTICE PROGRAMS
Effective January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023. All fees are in U.S. Funds
INTERNATIONAL CANDIDACY FEE
Candidacy is the beginning process for an international Transitional-to-Practice nursing program seeking accreditation with the ACEN. A new program is the addition of a new program type within an existing and accredited single program.
INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION FEES
Initial accreditation is the first review process for an international candidate nursing program seeking accreditation with the ACEN.
Charged only when the service is performed.
Prorated, as appropriate, based on date initial accreditation is granted.
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE FEES
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 international programs.
The Appeal Fee applies only to an international Transition-to-Practice program denied initial accreditation or continuing accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners and the program chooses to appeal the Board’s decision. See Policy #209 Appeal Process Subsequent to Adverse Action for Transition-to-Practice Programs.
Appeal Process Fee (per program type) – $20,000.00
The Arbitration Fee applies only to a Transition-to-Practice 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. See Policy #229 Binding Arbitration for Transition-to-Practice Programs.
Arbitration Fee (per program type) – $40,000.00
– 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 #207 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.