CANDIDACY

Application Fee for Regular Academic Schools or Therapeutic Programs             $350.00

Application Fee for Both Academic Accreditation and Therapeutic Certification        $650.00

 

ANNUAL DUES AND ASSESSMENT

CANDIDATE AND ACCREDITED SCHOOLS

 

REGULAR ACADEMIC SCHOOLS

Dues

$700.00

 

Dues for Additional Sites

$100.00 per site

 

Student Assessment

$2.00 Per Student for first 1000, $1.00 thereafter to 3500 students maximum

 

 (Dues and assessment are payable October 1st each year for the current school year. Late fee is $300.00.)

New schools admitted to candidacy prior to March 1st must pay full dues and assessments for the current school year. Schools admitted to candidacy after March 1st must pay half the dues and assessment for the current school year.

 

ANNUAL DUES (THERAPEUTIC SCHOOLS AND EMOTIONAL GROWTH PROGRAMS)

(Therapeutic dues are in addition to academic school dues)

 

CANDIDATE AND CERTIFIED SCHOOLS

Dues

$1000.00

 (Dues are payable October 1st each year for the current school year)

(Dues for Schools in both programs are $1700.00 plus $2.00 per student per year plus $100.00 for each additional site)

 

CHARGES FOR THE ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATION PROCESSES

Regular academic education schools are accredited for a period of seven (7) years.

Therapeutic schools and programs are accredited and certified for a period of five (5) years.

The certification fees are: Level I – $975.00 ● Level II – $1250.00 ● Level III – $1500.00 ● Level IV – $1750.00.

 

All NIPSA schools and programs (if an academic program is offered) are required to undergo the academic accreditation process within three (3) years of becoming a candidate. Schools and programs that describe themselves as therapeutic are also required to undergo the therapeutic certification process within three (3) years of becoming a candidate school.

Schools or programs that have both academic and therapeutic programs must undergo both academic accreditation and therapeutic certification. Separate accreditation or certification is not allowed.

Therapeutic certification or accreditation by THE Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO), the Council on Accreditation (COA) or the Council fot the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) may be recognized by NIPSA. In such cases there will be no certification charges, but dues will be the same as given above.

 

While there are no academic accreditation fees, there are certification fees.

Schools and programs are responsible for the costs incurred by the visiting committee for each site including all meals, travel, lodging and miscellaneous charges.

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