An investment worth making

At IACS, our focus is on encouraging centers to achieve the standards, recognition and value of accreditation. Thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers, we’re able to keep costs affordable and manageable, even when budgets are tight.

With IACS accreditation, you join a prestigious network of exceptional counseling centers around the world and confirm to your campus community your services meet the highest standards of quality—a worthwhile investment with an invaluable return.

New Applicant Fees

Initial Evaluation Fee:  $750
Site Visit Fee:    $750

Initial Accreditation Fee:  $1600 annual fee will be prorated, based on the month/quarter of the initial accreditation approval. IACS' fiscal year is April 1 to March 31.

Accreditation Fee is payable upon final approval as either a fully or provisionally accredited center.


Renewal Accreditation Fees

These fees are incurred every eight years to maintain continued accreditation.

At the end of each 8-year term, centers go through the full evaluation process to be re-accredited.

Re-Evaluation Fee:  $150 (submitted with your application packet)
Site Visit Fee:

  • Institutional Enrollment of 7,500 or less      $1,500
  • Institutional Enrollment over 7,500               $2,250


IACS Annual Accreditation Fee

The Annual Accreditation Fee for all accredited centers is $1,600 per year.

The IACS fiscal year is April 1 to March 31. Invoices for the Annual Accreditation Fee are sent each spring.


Fees are non-refundable and subject to change. Payment can be made by check, ACH (Electronic Funds Transfers), wire transfer, or money order drawn on U.S. banks. Credit cards are not accepted at this time.

For ACH or wire transfers, please contact the IACS Office at: for routing and banking information.

“At key times, IACS officers also provided expert consultation on a variety of issues in a respectful and professional manner. That enabled me to communicate in a more nuanced and effective way to other university stakeholders, which, in turn, led to improvement in the counseling center’s relationship to a number of other departments. I highly recommend seeking and maintaining IACS accreditation.”

John L. DiMino, Ph.D., Director
Tuttleman Counseling Services
Temple University