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

Site Visit Fee is due once the center is approved for this phase of the evaluation.

Initial Accreditation Fee:  $1600 prorated quarterly, based on the month/quarter of final accreditation approval.

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


Renewal Evaluation Fees

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

Re-Evaluation Fee:  $150
Site Visit Fee:

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


Non-English speaking centers must provide interpreters.

IACS Annual Accreditation Fee

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

The IACS fiscal year runs from April 1 through March 31. Invoices for the Annual Accreditation fee are sent in March.


All fees are non-refundable and subject to change. Payment can be made by check or money order drawn on U.S. banks. (Credit cards are not accepted at this time.) For ACH Payments (Electronic Funds Transfers) or Overseas Wire Transfers, please contact the IACS Office at: for assistance.

“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