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

Application Fee:  $1000 USD (non-refundable)
You will receive an invoice for the Application Fee when you apply for accreditation. Upon accreditation, you will receive a credit for this amount towards your first Annual Accreditation Fee.

Initial Accreditation Fee:  $2200 USD annual fee will be prorated, based on the month of the initial accreditation approval through the end of our fiscal year, ending March 31. You will then be invoiced for a full year of accreditation in the Spring when Annual Accreditation Fees are assessed for all accredited centers.

The Accreditation Fee is payable upon approval as either a fully or provisionally accredited counseling center. Applicants that do not achieve accreditation are not assessed the Accreditation Fee and not refunded the $1000 Application Fee.


Annual Accreditation Fee

The Annual Accreditation Fee for all accredited centers is $2200 USD per year.

Annual invoices are sent each spring, covering the fiscal year April 1 to March 31.


Renewal/Re-Accreditation Fees

For currently accredited counseling centers, beginning in 2023, we switched to a single annual fee that includes all renewal/re-accreditation fees. You will no longer receive invoices for the Re-Evaluation Fee or the Site Visit Fee when you renew your accreditation. The single, annual fee is now "all-in-one" and incorporates all fees.


Fees are non-refundable and subject to change. Payment can be made by credit card,  ACH (Electronic Funds Transfers), wire transfer, check, or money order drawn on U.S. banks. 

For ACH or wire transfers, please refer to the routing and bank information on your invoice.

Questions? Contact Annie Patterson,

“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