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Degree Program Accreditation Fees

Initial Accreditation Fees

 Application and Registration Fee                                                $1,000    
 Candidacy Fee                           $7,500
 Program Evaluation Fee (1)  $8,000


Annual Accreditation Fees (2)

 Annual Accreditation Fee for 2024
 (Period January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024)
 $3,300    


Continuing Accreditation Fees

 Comprehensive Program Review Fee (3)                             $8,000       
 Extension of Comprehensive Program Review (4)(5)  $1,000


Accreditation Review Fees for Program Concentrations/Tracks (6)

 Application Fee                         $1,500       
 Annual Fee  $500


Other Fees

 Self-Assessment Late Fee                      $500
 Self-Assessment Date Change Fee  $250
 Annual Assessment Program Report 
(APAR Late Fee)
 $500
 Change to Scheduled Site Visit Date Fee  $250
 Administrative Probationary Accreditation Fee (7)   $500
 Appeal Procedures Processing Fee  $5,000
 Focused Review Fee  $9,000
 Procedural Reconsideration Fee  $5,000
 Change in Program Director (5)  $250


Additional Information Regarding Fees
  1. Costs for airline, hotel, meal, and other travel related costs associated with an on-site visit will be borne by the program. CAHIIM will pay for the rental car only.  Cost per program varies depending on the location.


  2. Annual Accreditation Fees:

    a) Annual accreditation invoices are sent at the beginning of November. If early notification is required to facilitate processing of a purchase order, please contact CAHIIM at accounting@cahiim.org to obtain an invoice.

    b) The annual accreditation fee will be discounted for colleges and universities that have two or more accredited degree programs at the same location. The total discount to be applied is $500 for institutions with two accredited degree programs and $1,000 for institutions with three accredited degree programs.


    Number of programs Discounted annual fee per program
    Two degree programs (e.g., associate and baccalaureate) $2,750
    Three degree programs (e.g., associate, baccalaureate, master’s) $2,666

    c) No refunds will be given for annual accreditation fees collected from programs requesting voluntary withdrawal of accreditation.


  3. Beginning in February 2023, programs will be invoiced the full payment of $8,000 for their comprehensive program review fee after the program acceptance acknowledgement form is received. This change will start for programs in the 2023/2024 cycle. The payment is non-refundable and cannot be applied to another cycle in the event a substantive change occurs that necessitates moving to another cycle.  Beginning in 2024, the fee increases to $8,300 to include the Process Conference registration for one participant.

  4. Extension of a comprehensive program review after the program acceptance and review process has begun will result in this additional fee. The program must be able to resume the review within one year.

  5. Prior approval from CAHIIM is required for substantive changes.

  6. Must be considered part of an existing accredited program at the baccalaureate and master's level only.

  7. Programs are placed on this status for non-compliance of administrative requirements for maintaining accreditation including non-payment of fees and failure to meet reporting deadlines  

All fees are non-refundable.


Certificate Accreditation Fees

Application and Assessment Fees (1)

 Certificate program sponsored by a CAHIIM accredited degree program
 Certificate - 15 credit hours or less $1,500
 Certificate - 16+ credit hours $1,750
 
 Certificate program sponsored by a program that is not accredited by CAHIIM
 Certificate - 15 credit hours or less $2,500
 Certificate - 16+ credit hours $2,750
 

Certificate Program Annual Accreditation Fees (2)

 Certificate program sponsored by a CAHIIM accredited program              $500                 
 Certificate program sponsored by a program that is not accredited
 by CAHIIM
 $750

Additional Information Regarding Fees

  1. Programs requesting accreditation of two or more certificates at the same time will receive a discount of $500 toward the total program application and assessment fees for all certificates being accredited. For example, if two certificates with 15 credit hours or less are being accredited at the same time, the application and assessment fee would be $1,250 per certificate program being accredited.

  2. A $100 discount per certificate program will be applied to the annual accreditation fee for programs with two or more accredited certificate programs.

All fees are non-refundable.