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A Committee on Accreditation (CoA) of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

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MAERB Accreditation Fee Schedule

Application Fees

The increase in fees denoted in red font will begin for applications submitted beginning in January 2023 (announced February 2022).

1. Initial Accreditation (1 campus/1 program) $1500/$1800
  a. Each additional campus $650/$900
  b. Each additional program $650/$900

 

Programs applying for Initial accreditation should submit the application fee as soon as they know when they want to have the visit scheduled.


The increase in fees will begin for programs who have their site visits scheduled in spring 2023 (announced August 2021).

2. Continuing Accreditation (1 campus/1 program) $800/$950
  a. Each additional campus $400/$475
  b. Each additional program $400/$475

 

CAAHEP-accredited programs need to “apply” for continued accreditation by paying fees four months prior to the comprehensive site visit.

3. Multiple Campus Program Application $500
4. Change of Ownership $500
5. Transfer of Sponsorship $950
6. Reactivation of an Inactive Program $400

 

All application fees are due with the applications and are not refundable.

Annual Service Fee

The increase in fees denoted in red font is applicable for the invoices sent in October 2023 for the calendar year 2023 fees (announced February 2022).

1. One program on one campus $1500/$1700
  a. Each additional campus $750/$850
  b. Each additional program $750/$850

 

2. Initial Accreditation granted after June 30 of invoiced year for one program on one campus` $750/$850
  a. Each additional campus $375/$425
  b. Each additional program $375/$425

 

CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs are sent the invoices in October with the final due date on the first business day of the New Year for the period January 1 through December 31 of the previous year. These fees are charged retroactively, so programs pay for the past year. In other
words, for the Annual Service Fee due in January 2022, CAAHEP-accredited programs are paying for 2021 services. There are no partial year rates, with the exception of programs accredited on or after July 1 of the year covered by the fee.

Comprehensive Review Fee

The increase in fees denoted in red font will take place for site visits scheduled in August 2023 and
after (announced February 2022).

1. One program on one campus (two days) $2700/$3000
  a. Additional Surveyor (more than one campus/one program, two days) $1350/$1500
  b. Additional Day(s) (more than one campus/one program) $700/$800

 

The Comprehensive Review Fees pay for the travel, lodging and food of the surveyors who visit the program site. Comprehensive Review Fees are due when programs submit the Self-Study four months prior to the actual visit. Programs will be required to pay additional survey expenses if the actual expenses are in excess of these fees. The program will be invoiced for the entire amount of excess costs at the conclusion of the survey. The program will be responsible for the additional expenses incurred if, when a scheduled surveyor is not able to attend the visit, the program determines that the survey should not continue, even if the remaining available surveyor is qualified to conduct the survey as a sole surveyor. There will be no refunds of the Comprehensive Review Fee.

Mandated Focused Visit

1. Focused Visit Actual costs

 

If MAERB schedules a focused visit to an institution based upon specific issues that have emerged, the institution will be charged the actual survey expenses (travel, lodging, hotel) of the surveyors. The program will be invoiced after the visit.

Self-Study and other Accreditation Workshop Fees

1. One representative of a currently accredited CAAHEP medical assisting program that has paid the Annual Program Service Fee. $200
2. One additional representative from each additional program or campus that has paid the additional Award Program or Campus fee, along with the Annual Program Service Fee. $200
3. A representative from an unaccredited program that has paid the Initial Accreditation Application Fee $200
4. A representative from an unaccredited program that has not yet paid the application fee or the application fee was paid over 12 months prior to the workshop. $200
5. A representative from a currently accredited program who already has the maximum number attending. $200

 

Virtual Program Director Boot Camp Fees

1. New Program Directors who were hired after August 1, 2021 $0
2. Program Directors whose programs are accredited after August 1, 2021 $0
3. Current program directors $100

 

Change Fees

1. Curriculum Change Fees
a. 10 – 50% change in total credits or clock hours
b. 51% or greater change in total credits or clock hours


$300
$500

2. Change of Award (Change a degree to a certificate/diploma or vice versa)/Addition of another accredited program $500
3. Personnel Change
a. Program Director
b. Practicum Coordinator (additional or replacement)


$400
$75

4. Teaching Invasive or Protective Competencies via Distance Education $250
5. Adding an Apprenticeship Component $250

 

Administrative Charges

1. Failure to report Program Director or Practicum Coordinator change within 14 days of the vacancy $250
2. Failure to submit completed Program Director or Practicum Coordinator, including documentation, within 30 days of the vacancy $250
3. Failure to submit Annual Service Fee by second notice due date $250
4. Failure to submit any requested documentation by second notice due date $250
5. Annual Report Form Unlock Fee $200
6. Rescheduling comprehensive site visit within six months of the confirmed date at the program’s request, plus any addiitonal travel charges

$500 

 

These administrative fees cover staff time and other administrative costs that incur due to late or incomplete material being submitted or changes being made.