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Annual Fee Policy

Programs accredited by the Commission pay an annual fee. The annual fee is doubled in the year of the program's regular interval accreditation site visit. As there is some variation in fees for different disciplines based on actual accreditation costs, programs should contact the Commission office for specific information.

The 2021-2023 Accreditation Fee Schedule can be downloaded below.

Other than doubling of the annual fee during the site visit year, site visits are conducted without any additional charge to the institution and the Commission assumes all expenses incurred by its consultants/site visitors. However, accredited programs with multiple sites which must be site visited and programs sponsored by the U.S. military in international locations are assessed a fee at the time of the site visit. The fee is established on a case-by-case basis, dependent upon the specific requirements to conduct the visit (e.g. additional consultants/site visitors, additional days, and additional travel time and expenses).

Expenses for representatives from the state board of dentistry or from other agencies, such as a regional accrediting agency, are not assumed by the Commission.

Fees may also be associated with staff consulting services (See Staff Consulting Services, and International Policies and Procedures), compliance with Commission policy related to protected health information and personally identifiable information (See Policy and Procedures Related to Compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).

All institutions offering programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation are expected to adhere to the due date for payment of all fees for each accredited program sponsored by the institution. Written requests for an extension must specify a payment date no later than thirty (30) days beyond the initial due date. Failure to pay fees by the designated deadline is viewed as an institutional decision to no longer participate in the Commission’s accreditation program.  Following appropriate reminder notice(s), if payment or a request for extension is not received, it will be assumed that the institution no longer wishes to participate in the accreditation program.  In this event, the Commission will immediately notify the chief executive officer of the institution of its intent to withdraw the accreditation of the program(s) at its next scheduled meeting. Programs which have been discontinued or had accreditation withdrawn will not be issued a refund of accreditation fees.

International Dental Education Fees

Programs that are successful in the PACV may submit an application for accreditation and an application fee for accreditation. The program will also be responsible for all site visit expenses (actual expenses) for all site visits during the application process and regular site visit schedule. International programs will pay an administrative fee of 25% of the total site visit cost to the program for coordination of each site visit. Accredited programs also pay an annual fee. All fees must be paid in advance in United States dollars. See CODA Policy on Fees above and contact the Commission office for current fee schedule.

Fee structures are evaluated annually by the Commission. The Commission office should be contacted for current information on fees.

2021-2023 Accreditation Fees