Anticipating the cost of accreditation can be a scary thought. GAACS strives to make the accreditation process seemless and the cost of accreditation affordable. For a accurate quote for accreditation, contact GAACS office, email@example.com.
Some costs to expect:
a. Application fees-Every member organization must make written application and submit a nonrefundable accreditation application fee. The application fee is on a sliding scale based on the size of the organization, type of organization, and level of accreditation applied for.
b. Standards Manual-Member organizations may purchase a hard copy of the industry specific standards through the GAACS store. To access the GAACS store, click on Publications from the About tab. A downloadable copy of the standards is available FREE of Charge in the My GAACS Account.
c. Onsite Visit Inspection-Every organization must host a onsite visit inspection. Costs for the onsite inspection are outlined in the What to Expect.
d. Travel expenses-Every effort will be made to minimize the costs of travel expenses including inspecting more than one facility in the same location (when possible). However, it is the responsiblity of the candidate member organization to reimburse the visiting team's expenses.
Green Apple Accreditation of Children's Services (GAACS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, creed, disability, or national origin in the administration of its programs. GAACS is an independent, nationally recognized accrediting agency that accredits schools and children's behavioral health programs. International Green Apple Accreditation (IGAA)is the international accrediting agency and sister organization ofGAACS. IGAA and GAACS are not affiliated with any other accrediting agency.