The ACGME Board approved an increase to the ACGME’s current fees, which have been in effect since 2018. That increase was scheduled for January 2021. However, considering the COVID-19 pandemic and its significant financial impact on Sponsoring Institutions around the country, the ACGME will defer this planned increase until January 2023. Accordingly, all fees will remain at 2020 rates for both 2021 and 2022.

2018 to 2022 Fees

Fees for Evaluation and Accreditation
Fees charged for the accreditation of programs are assessed annually by the ACGME. The following fee schedule is effective for 2018 through 2022:

Application Fee
The fee for processing applications for programs seeking Initial Accreditation and for programs seeking re-accreditation following any Withdrawal status is $6,800. This fee is invoiced at the time the application is received.

All ACGME invoices are sent to the attention of the Sponsoring Institution’s designated institutional official (DIO) as indicated in the Accreditation Data System.

Program Fee
All accredited programs are assessed an annual accreditation fee on a per-program basis. This annual fee is $4,700 for programs with five or fewer residents, and $5,700 for programs with more than five residents. This annual fee is billed January 1 of each year.

Appeal Fee
The fee for an appeal of an accreditation or recognition decision is $10,000. There is an additional cost for the expenses of the Appeals Panel members and associated administrative costs. This additional expense is shared equally by the appellant and the ACGME.

Finance Charges
Application fees are invoiced monthly, and payment is due within 30 days. Annual accreditation fees are invoiced in the middle of December with a date of January 1, and payment is due within 60 days. There is a 1.5% finance charge assessed for late payment of all fees.

Canceled Site Visit Fee
The fee for cancellation of a previously scheduled site visit is $3,200, which may be waived at the discretion of the Senior Vice President, Field Activities.