Initial Accreditation and Annual Continuation Fees
An initial accreditation is due when an agency signs its Training Academy Accreditation Agreement. There are two payment options available: (1) lump sum/single payment or (2) two installments.
Once an agency receives its initial accreditation award, it pays an Annual Continuation Fee, which includes the estimated cost of its next on-site assessment. The following table depicts current initial accreditation and estimate annual continuation fees.
Note: Annual continuation Fees vary by agency.
Single Payment Option
Two Installment Option
Annual Continuation Fee
Includes Estimated On-site Assessment Charge*
Initial Estimated On-site Assessment Charge
Agencies will be invoiced separately for the estimated on-site costs of the initial assessment. Actual on-site costs are impacted by lodging, airfare, the number of assessors utilized, and other factors specifically related to the assessed agency and the geographical area in which it is located.
Accreditation Agreement Extension and Fees
The initial Public Safety Training Academy Accreditation Agreement between the academy and CALEA is for 24 months. If the academy has not completed self-assessment or scheduled its initial on-site by the end of the 24th month, the academy may request an annual extension of the Agreement at a cost of 55% the initial accreditation fee in effect.
Agencies may participate in multiple accreditation programs and are eligible for a multiple-accreditation discount. Contact CALEA for specific information.