Center and Accreditation Fees

One Time Fees to Begin the Accreditation Process

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What is it for?

When is it paid?

What is the fee?

Pre-Accreditation Application Fee

When a prospective CPE center wishes to enter the accreditation process without a satellite relationship.

Upon initiation of the accreditation process.

$500

Satellite to Accredited Member Fee

When an existing satellite has completed the requirements and wants to be independently accredited.

Upon initiation of the process of becoming an independently accredited center.

$350

Change in Accredited Member Status Fee

When an accredited center wishes to change its accredited member status outside of its regular review cycle.

Upon initiation of the process.

$350 +

$100 for each site

Ongoing Accreditation Dues and Fees

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What is it for?

When is it paid?

Paid by
March 31, 2020

 Paid after March 31, 2020

Center Membership Dues

Annual Membership Dues

As part of the yearly billing cycle;
Centers newly accredited prior to July 1 are billed their entire dues; Centers newly accredited after July 1 are billed 50% of their dues.

$2000 base +

$200 for each site

 $2,300 base +

$230 for each site

Accreditation Fee

Ongoing maintenance and oversight of student unit registry as required by the US Department of Education.

Billed quarterly based on the number of student units at the center.

N/A

 N/A

Additional Accreditation Fees

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Reactivation of Membership Status

For a center that went inactive and is ready to return to active status.

Upon initiation of the reactivation process; center must be current with membership fees for years it was inactive.

$350 +

$100 for each site

Accreditation Postponement Fee

For a center that wishes to seek a postponement of their 5 or 10 Year Review.

Paid upon initiation of the request and due regardless of the decision of the commission.

$1,000

Second Review Fee

When a center reschedules a site visit within 45 days of the scheduled visit or if a National Site Team Chair is forced to reschedule a visit due to inadequate materials.

Upon invoicing and prior to the site visit taking place.

$500


Certification Fees

Old Certification Process Fees

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What is it for?

When is it paid?

What is the fee?

Certification Review Fee for ACPE Associate Certified Educator

For all aspirants in the Old Certification Process when appearing for a sub-committee.

Deposit upon registration, remainder due 30 days prior to meeting.

$535 Total

($250 Deposit + $285)

Certification Review Fee for ACPE Certified Educator

For current ACPE Associate Certified Educators appearing for a sub-committee.

Deposit upon registration, remainder due 30 days prior to meeting.

$875 Total

($250 Deposit + $625)

 Certified Educator Candidate Fee (CEC) A yearly fee that replaces units of CPE for Certified Educator CPE. The fee is for each CEC, not one fee for the program.
Billed to the center as part of the yearly billing cycle; a center that has a CEC that begins the process prior to June 30 is billed the full fee; a center that has a CEC that begins the process after July 1 is billed 50% of the fee.  $850

New Process Certification Fees (Beginning January 1, 2019)

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When is it paid?

What is the fee?

Certified Educator Candidate Application Fee

For all new applicants to the Certification Process.

Upon submission of the application to ACPE.

$350

($250 is refundable if the applicant is not accepted to any center)

Certified Educator Candidate Fee (CEC)

A yearly fee that replaces units of CPE for Certified Educator CPE. The fee is for each CEC, not one fee for the program.

Billed to the center as part of the yearly billing cycle; a center that has a CEC that begins the process prior to June 30 is billed the full fee; a center that has a CEC that begins the process after July 1 is billed 50% of the fee.

If billed at the beginning of the year:

Paid by March 31, 2020
$850 per CEC


Paid after
March 31, 2020
$978 per CEC

Integration Interview Fee

For CECs who are completing the Certification Process. If CEC is successful in this meeting, this will be applied to their first year of membership dues.

Deposit upon registration, remainder due 30 days prior to meeting.

$500 Total

($250 Deposit + $250)


General Membership

What is it called?

What is it for?

When is it paid?

Paid by
March 31, 2020

Paid after
March 31, 2020

Associate Educator

Certified Educator*

Annual Membership Dues

Yearly

$500

 $575
Retired Educator N/A N/A  $0 $0 

Spiritual Care Professional

Annual Membership Dues

Yearly

$100

 $115
Psychotherapist Annual Membership Dues Yearly $200 $230
Practitioner Annual Membership Dues Yearly $100 $115 
Student Annual Membership Dues Yearly $60 $69
Retired Professional N/A N/A $0 $0

Seminary

Annual Membership Dues

Yearly

$200

 $230

Denomination or Faith Group

Annual Membership Dues

Yearly

$200

 $230

International Affiliate

Annual Membership Dues

Yearly

$150

 $173

*In order to supervise a unit of CPE, an educator must be current with Annual Membership Dues and in fulfillment of all requirements for maintenance of their certification.