Important Suspension of All Accreditation Fees – 2021-2022 Fiscal Year

The 2021-22 California State Budget suspended all accreditation fees which include annual accreditation fees as well as cost recovery accreditation fees for the period between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. For more information, review PSA 21-06.


Title 5 Regulations have been approved for two Commission fee structures that apply to program sponsors in order to fund the accreditation process.

Annual Accreditation Fees

Annual accreditation fees apply to all institutions approved to offer educator preparation programs. Fees vary based on number of recommendations and number of programs.

Description and Fee Structure

Cost Recovery Fees

Cost recovery fees are specialized and apply on a case by case basis for various non-routine extraordinary accreditation activities.

Description and Fee Structure

In-Kind Contributions and Certificates

Program Sponsor Alert 13-11: Cost Recovery

Frequently Asked Questions





Annual Accreditation Fees


April 2014 Commission Meeting - Options for Program Review Revenue: Item 5A

June 2014 Commission Meeting - Proposed Emergency Regulations: Item 3A

October 2014 Commission Meeting - Public Hearing: Item 2I and Insert


Cost Recovery Fees


August 2013 Commission Meeting - Proposed Cost Recovery Plan for Accreditation Activities: Item 3D

September 2013 Commission Meeting - Draft Regulatory Language: Item 4A

December 2013 Commission Meeting - Public Hearing: Item 1I



Updated July 27, 2021