The accreditation application fee for ABNS members will be $750 for 1 – 2 examination-based or portfolio assessment certification programs, or for assessment-based certificate (ABC) programs. The application fee for 3 – 5 examination-based or portfolio assessment certification programs will be $1000 for ABNS members. Additional programs submitted in the same application are $250 each (e.g., fee for application with six programs = $1250).
The accreditation application fee for organizations that are not ABNS members will be $1000 per certification or certificate program submitted.
A 10% volume discount will be provided for five or more initial ABSNC programs submitted in one application. For example, the ABNS member rate for six ABSNC programs would regularly be $1250; with the 10% volume discount, fee will be $1125 for six programs. For non-members, the application fee for six programs would be $6000; with the volume discount, the application fee would be $5400.
Multiple examination programs may be submitted on the same application to obtain the reduced fees.
Upon notification of approval, the applicant organization will pay annual accreditation fees within 60 days of receipt of notification of approval. Annual accreditation fees are based upon a formula using the number of certificants or certificate holders at year-end. The fees will be $0.35 for each of the first 25,000 certificants or certificate holders and $0.15 for each one over 25,000. The ABSNC fiscal year begins July 1.
Annual Accreditation Fee
Annual accreditation fees invoices are initially circulated on June 1. The deadline to submit fees is August 1. Fees received after this date must be accompanied by a $250 late fee. Fees not received by November 1 will result in termination of accreditation.
The formula for determining fees is computed using the number of certificants or certificate holders for the 12-month period ending June 30 of the current year:
- $0.40 for each of the first 25,000 certificant or certificate holder
- $0.12 for each certificant or certificate holder over 25,000 and up to 75,000
- $0.03 for each certificant or certificant holder of 75,001 or more.