Accreditation Fees for Professional Programs

*All fees are subject to change

Application and Annual eAccreditation Fee for Programs Interested in Initial Accreditation

Programs interested in starting an Athletic Training Program and applying for accreditation with the CAATE will submit the initial application through eAccreditation. Program Administrators are encouraged to review the Pursuing and Maintaining Accreditation document available here. A yearly fee allows programs access to eAccreditation for the purposes of entering student cohorts and completing the self-study.  It is recommended that programs apply a minimum of one year prior to the start of the self-study.  Programs will continue to pay the eAccreditation fee annually (including during the year of the site visit) until the site visit process is complete and the program has received an accreditation decision by the Commission.  The program will then be invoiced the Annual Accreditation Fee for Professional Programs listed below.

Application & Access to e-Accreditation Fees (invoiced August 1)

2019-20   $1500

2020-21   $1500

2021-22   $2500

Application for Comprehensive Review and Fees (self-study/site visit for initial or continuing programs)

The initial or continuing application for accreditation services, and the associated Self-Study/Site Visit fee, made payable to the CAATE, is due in the CAATE Office before the Self-Study is assigned a Site Visit Team.  An invoice will be generated one month before the Self-Study due date.  The invoice may be paid with credit card through the secure link on the electronic invoice or may be printed and mailed with a check to the address on the invoice.  No program will be reviewed until the Self-Study/Site Visit Fee is paid.

The Self-Study/Site Visit fee covers the cost of self-study review and all associated site visit expenses.  Accredited Programs in a site visit year are still responsible for submitting the Annual Accreditation Fee.   Programs that are applying for initial accreditation are responsible for paying the annual e-Accreditation access fee listed above including during the year of the site visit.   Programs will not be invoiced for travel and onsite expenses as has previously been done.  No accreditation action decisions will be given to the institution until all site visit expenses are paid.

Self-Study/Site Visit Fees (in conjunction with the Annual Accreditation fee below or the Annual eAccreditation fee above)

2019-20   Site Visit Fee US Programs $5000 / Non-US Programs $10000

2020-21   Site Visit Fee US Programs $5000 / Non-US Programs $10000

2021-22   Site Visit Fee US Programs $6000 / Non-US Programs $10000

Annual Accreditation Fee for Professional Programs

An annual accreditation fee is charged to all accredited programs (does not apply to programs who are not yet accredited) to maintain a quality accreditation process. The annual fee is invoiced August 1 of each year and is due upon receipt. Invoices that have not been paid within 60 days after the billing date will be considered past due.

2019-20   Accreditation Year  $4500

2020-21   Accreditation Year  $4500

2021-22   Accreditation Year  $5000

Appeal Fee

An appeal fee is charged to programs who file a Notice of Appeal of a CAATE Denial of Reconsideration. The appeals process will not begin until this fee has been remitted.

2019-20   $7500

2020-21   $7500

2021-22   $7500


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