Accreditation Costs

There are both fixed fees and variable costs related to the accreditation process.

Fixed Fees

  • Application fee

Eliminated effective Jan. 1, 2014

  • Annual participation fee (for 2014)

Tier 3 and Tier 2 museum members: $250
Non-members and Tier 1 museum members: $575

Additional Expenses

  • Self-study

    No direct costs. Staff time and financial resources are necessary for completion and submission.
  • Site visit

Expenses related to the Visiting Committee's site visit: travel, meals, accommodations and related incidentals.

  • Other possible expenses

    Expenses associated with correcting problems or deficiencies.

All accredited museums are required to undergo a reaccreditation review every ten years.