Dues and Fees

Application Fees

Application fees for accreditation are $500.00 for each on-site evaluation. All schools are also responsible for reimbursement to ACCPAS of expenses incurred by the visiting evaluators for each visit. Application fees will be billed to accredited schools during the month of August prior to each school’s scheduled academic year of review. For example, schools scheduled for evaluations during the 2023-2024 academic year will be invoiced for application fees in August of 2023. Application fees are due and payable within 30 days. New potential accredited schools scheduled for review during a specific academic year should forward the application fee along with copies of the self-study, supportive materials, and the application form. If the application fee is not paid prior to the evaluation visit, the Executive Director of ACCPAS may cancel or postpone the visitation.

Visitation Deposit

A deposit of $800 per visitor will be billed to the school six to eight weeks prior to the visit. One visitor per arts discipline (dance, music, theatre, visual arts, etc.) is required. This deposit is applied to the expenses of the on-site evaluation team. Visitors receive no compensation. When the visit is concluded, the school is provided a refund, if applicable, or billed for any additional costs.

Expense Reimbursement

The applicant school is responsible for all expenses of the visiting evaluators for each visit. After the evaluation visit, ACCPAS receives expense forms from the visiting evaluators. ACCPAS pays the evaluators and in turn sends invoices with receipt copies to the applicant school for each of the evaluators, along with an accounting that includes the Visitation Deposit. If the visitors’ expenses exceed the deposit, an invoice will be enclosed. This invoice for payment should be paid by the school within 30 days. If visitors’ expenses are less than the deposit, a refund will be issued to the school. Schools requiring special billing procedures are asked to inform the ACCPAS National Office in advance. Failure to pay invoices for visits may delay action by the Commission.

Federal Identification Number

The CAAA/ACCPAS Federal identification number will be provided with any invoice.

Annual Dues

The annual correspondence fee for ACCPAS accredited schools is $275 billed on July 1 of each year.

Payable Account

All checks for ACCPAS services are made payable to CAAA/ACCPAS.