Program Accreditation Fees and Deadlines

Deadlines and Timelines

The following timeline and process will be utilized for programs seeking NASP accreditation. 
Note: Programs that currently hold accreditation should submit two cycles before accreditation. For example, programs with an expiration date of December, 2024 should submit by March 15, 2024.

Date of Review Fall  Spring 
Submission deadline September 15 March 15
Informed of eligibility for site visit January 1 July 1
Recognition Report received February 1 August 1
Site visit completed by April 15 October 15
Final decision by July 1 January 1


In the event that eligibility for the site visit is not met, the program will have one opportunity to resubmit. If this attempt is unsuccessful, the program would no longer be approved and would need to begin the process by applying for Candidacy.

Fees for NASP Accreditation

Submission Type   July 1, 2020-
June 30, 2022
July 1, 2022-
June 30, 2024
One Program
Candidacy Review $1125 $1500
Full Review (due at time of submission) $1500 $2000
Conditional Review $375 $500
Annual Fee $750 $1000
Appeals Fee $750 $1000
Two Programs (e.g., specialist and doctoral)
Candidacy Review $1406 $1875
Full Review (due at time of submission) $1875 $2500
Conditional Review $469 $625
Annual Fee $937 $1250
Appeals Fee $937 $1250


The fees will apply to the following programs:

  • Candidacy Status Review (Only for new programs)
    • Programs that do not meet conditions for candidacy are entitled to one additional review at no additional cost if submitted within one year of dated feedback letter.
    • Candidacy fees apply only to programs without current Full or Conditional approval status.
    • No annual fee will be imposed upon programs during Candidacy Status period.
  • Full Review (due at time of submission) plus site visit costs
    • Programs maintain responsibility for arranging and directly reimbursing site visitors' travel, lodging, and per diem costs. Such reimbursement will follow the policies and procedures of the institution. NASP will not participate in the collection or dissemination of funds for site visits.
    • Programs that do not meet Site Visit Eligibility Status are entitled to one additional full self-study review at no additional cost if submitted within their candidacy period or during a program's approval period if currently approved.
  • Conditional Review (due at time of submission)
  • Annual Fee (due September, invoiced in July)
  • Appeals Fee 

Institutions with 2 programs (e.g., specialist-level and doctoral level) submitting at the same time are only required to pay 25% of the total cost for the second program. This applies to all fees, including the annual fee.

Note: Doctoral programs submitting for NASP program accreditation that have evidence of APA accreditation will only need to pay the annual fee.