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Two years ago, Joint Accreditation implemented a tiered fee structure for annual accreditation fees to distribute the responsibility for sustaining our accredited continuing education system more fairly among programs of different sizes. We are pleased that in 2022, there will be no increase in fees for each tier. We do anticipate fee increases for 2023, and we are providing you with the information now to support your planning and budgeting processes.
As you may remember, there are four tiers, from Tier 1, comprising the smallest programs, to Tier 4, comprising the largest programs. Program size is based on the average number of activities or learners, whichever is greater, over the past three years. We used data that providers entered into JA-PARS, and attested to, for the 2018-2020 reporting years to assign tiers for the 2022 and 2023 annual accreditation fees.
Your fee for last year was based on data you reported for the 2016-2018 reporting years. Unless the size of your program as measured by activities and learners has changed significantly over the last two years, your 2022 fee will not change from last year.
These tiers will remain in place for 2022 and 2023, after which time we may update the tiers based on more recent data reported in JA-PARS. The tiered structure applies only to annual accreditation fees. Fees for other accreditation services (extensions and progress reports) will continue to be assessed on a flat fee basis.
The fee schedule is shown below.
Joint Accreditation Annual Accreditation Fees, 2022 and 2023
Invoices and Payments
You will receive an invoice within the next few weeks for your annual accreditation fee, including any additional professions you may have selected. Payment will be due by January 31, 2022.
Questions? We’re happy to help. Please contact us a [email protected].
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