As in the past, each center will receive this bill in late November 2017 for the 2018 membership dues and accreditation fee.
ACPE Center Membership Fee
As the Finance Committee and Redesign Implementation Team have worked to implement the new structure for ACPE, we have also studied the financial models of other accrediting/certifying organizations. For example, the Association for Theological Schools has both a membership fee for centers as well as accreditation fees. Upon review of the vastly different fees charged by the nine regions, we have determined that on average an equivalent membership fee for ACPE Centers is $2000. Moving forward, all Centers will pay a base $2,000 membership fee. Host Systems and Centers will also be accessed a $100 membership fee for each of their satellites or sites.
Accreditation Fee - Based on estimated 2018 student units
The 2018 accreditation fee is based on an estimate
of the student units in the CPE program between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018
, the center’s 2018 Estimated Units.
The 2018 Estimated Units are equal to the number of student units in the CPE program during the same period immediately prior, September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.
Comparison of 2018 Estimated Units to 2018 Actual
In October 2018, the 2018 Estimated Units will be compared to 2018 actual student units. A balance due bill or credit will be issued prior to 2019 billing
Based on historical consistency in the size of CPE programs year over year, we expect the amount of the balance due or credit to be small for a majority of centers.
Adjusting the 2018 Accreditation Fee
For situations where the CPE program size is not
consistent with the prior year, the 2018 Estimated Units will be adjusted. The center may request an adjustment or ACPE may contact the center to discuss an adjustment. An adjustment can be made at any time. A student unit report will be available to centers to use for comparison.
Payment may be made at once or may be spread over 3 payments.
2018 Membership Dues