Accreditation Process FAQ's

  1. Can I download the accreditation self-evaluation form and application?
  2. How long does it take to complete the accreditation process?
  3. What fees can I expect to pay to accredit/reaccredit my program?
  4. What type of payment does NATEF accept?
  5. Can I download Compliance Review forms?




1.      Can I download the accreditation self-evaluation form and application? Yes, the accreditation documents are available in the Accreditation Process section of the NATEF website.
 
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2.      How long does it take to complete the accreditation process? Once NATEF receives your application for accreditation it can take up to 6 months to complete the process.  For programs that are renewing accreditation it is recommended that you submit your application at least 6 – 8 months prior to your expiration date.  PLEASE NOTE: The 6 – 8 months processing time is an estimate based on receipt of a complete application, including payment; and that the program does not require improvements prior to, or after an on-site visit.
 
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3.      What fees can I expect to pay to accredit/reaccredit my program?

Estimated Costs For
Accreditation/Renewal of Accreditation

Effective 7/2013 Initial
Automobile/Truck/Collision
Renewal
of Accreditation
Accreditation Documents $0—available on website $0-available on website
Application Fee $850.00
$425 for additional programs at each site
$750.00
$375 For additional programs at each site
On-Site Evaluation Team Manuals ($65 each) Included in application fee Included in application fee
Honorarium for the ETL
$250 per day
(paid directly to the ETL)
$500.00 $250.00
Estimated expenses for the ETL
(paid directly to the ETL)
$300.00 $150.00
 
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4.      What type of payment does NATEF accept? NATEF accepts payment in the form of check, purchase order, and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).  Payment is required at time of application submission to NATEF.
 
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5.      Can I download Compliance Review forms?  Yes, Compliance Review documents are available in the Accreditation Process section of the NATEF website.
 
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