General Program Accreditation FAQ's (Automobile, Collision and Truck)

  1. Have the number of Program Standards changed?
  2. What are the fees for accreditation?
  3. Can one of my Adivsory Committee Member be a Team Member for our on-site visit?
  4. Can I submit my application without providing the Team Member list?
  5. Do I have to rate all the Program Standards for a renewal of accreditation?

  1. Have the number of Program Standards changed?  Yes, there is now a new Standard 6 -Advisory Committee which groups all the Advisory Committee tasks that were previously scattered throughout the standards.  There now a total of 12 Program Standards for Automobile programs and 11 Program Standards for Collision and Truck Programs.
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  1. What are the fees for 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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  1. Can one of my Adivsory Committee Member be a Team Member for our on-site visit? No, Advisory Committee members are not permitted to serve as a Team Member.  More information regarding Team Member qualifications can be found in the Policies section of the NATEF Program Standards.
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  1.  Can I submit my application without providing the Team Member list?  No, you will need to provided the name and contact information for the required number of Team Members before submitting your application.

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  1. Do I have to rate all the Program Standards for a renewal of accreditation?  Yes, all the Program Standards should be rated regardless of the type of application.  However, for renewals if any of Standards 1 - 5 are rated below a 4 that Standard will be reviewed during the on-site visit along with Standard 6 - 10, and Standards 11 and 12 if applicable.

 

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