Important Suspension of All Accreditation Fees Lifted– 2022-2023 Fiscal Year

The 2022-23 California State Budget lifted the suspension of accreditation fees that has been in place for the past few years. Accreditation fees will be assessed for the 2022-23 fiscal year. These fees will include annual accreditation fees and fees for initial institutional approvals, initial program approvals, and extraordinary accreditation activities including revisits. Commission staff is currently working to reimplement these processes and will release a Program Sponsor Alert to provide specific guidance.


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 program completers recommended  and number of programs offered.

Description and Fee Structure

2022-23 Annual Accreditation Fee Calculations Posted for Review

The 2022-23 Annual Accreditation Fees have been calculated as of July 1, 2022 and are now available for review. Please check the fee calculations for your institution and email by Monday, August 15 with any edits or changes you believe may be needed. The Annual Accreditation Fee invoices will be emailed to institutions by August 19, 2022. It is recommended for staff to be listed as the "Accreditation Fee Contact" on the ADS. The fees are due September 1, 2022 and will be late if not paid by October 31, 2022. See the Frequently Asked Questions section below for payment options. 

2022-23 Annual Accreditation Fees 

Cost Recovery Fees

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

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 December 22, 2022