*All fees are subject to change
Application 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 online evaluations and self-study. It is recommended that programs apply a minimum of one year prior to the start of the self-study.
Application & Access to e-Accreditation Fees
Application for Comprehensive Review and Fees (self-study and 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 that submit a Self-Study and the Self-Study/Site Visit fee 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. 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
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
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
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.
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