ACGME Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education


Fees for Evaluation and Accreditation
Fees charged for the accreditation of programs are determined annually by the ACGME. Effective for Academic Year 2014-2015 is the following fee schedule:

Application Fee
A fee is charged for processing applications for programs seeking Initial Accreditation. This also applies to programs seeking re-accreditation following any Withdrawal status. The charge for applications is $6,200. These fees are normally billed at the time the application is received.

All ACGME invoices are mailed to the attention of the sponsoring institution’s designated institutional official (DIO) on file in the Accreditation Data System (ADS).

Program Fee
An annual accreditation fee is assessed on a per-program basis for all accredited programs. This annual fee is $4,300 for programs with five or fewer residents and $5,200 for programs with more than five residents. This fee is billed January 1 of each year, and applies to the current academic year.

Appeal Fee
The fee for an appeal of an accreditation decision is $10,000. There is an additional cost for the expenses of the Appeals Panel members and associated administrative costs. This additional expense shall be shared equally by the appellant and the ACGME.

Finance Charges
There is a 1.5% finance charge assessed for late payment of fees. All ACGME invoices are due within 60 days.

Canceled Site Visit Fee
If a program or institution cancels a previously scheduled site visit, at the discretion of the Senior Vice President, Field Activities, a cancellation fee of $3,200 may be assessed.