FCCPSA Dues and Fees


Annual Membership Dues K-12 Schools:

Member Dues for K-12 schools are based on the expected enrollment that your school will have for the Florida Annual Database Survey which is traditionally due in October. If your actual enrollment exceeds the estimate given when that count is completed, the additional dues are due November 15th 2017 or 30 days after the application is received.

  • 1 - 49 Students -------------- $135.00
  • 50 - 149 Students ---------- $275.00
  • 150 - 250 Students -------- $415.00
  • 250+ Students -------------- $550.00


    Annual K-12 Administrators Workshop:

    Attendance at the Annual Administrators Workshop is required for institutions that are accredited or in the process of accreditation.

    $75 - $100

    K-12 Accreditation Fees and Costs

    The yearly investment for accredited K-12 schools depends on where they are in the process. The following is a breakdown of those costs.


    K-12 Accreditation Annual Renewal:
    Annual Renewal for institutions that do not require a site inspection: $600
    New K-12 Accreditation Applications:

    Beginning with Membership there are several steps in the accreditatiion process, with approprate fees.
    Step One: Site Readiness Visit: $300
    Step Two: Self-Study and Review: $750
    Step Three: Site-Visit: Cost Varies: $?.00
    Every school is unique, so no two site visits will be the same. Therefore, the number of days scheduled and the number of site visit team members will vary depending on the school type, programs offered and size. (Refer to the K-12 Accreditation Manual 3.1 for a complete breakdown)
    Step Four: FCCPSA Accreditation Committee Review: (No additional Fees)

    K-12 Accreditation Renewel Self-Study and Site Visit year:

    As with the New Accreditation application there are several steps in the accreditatiion process, with approprate fees.
    Step One: Self-Study and Review: $750
    Step Two: Site-Visit: Cost Varies: $?.00
    Every school is unique, so no two site visits will be the same. Therefore, the number of days scheduled and the number of site visit team members will vary depending on the school type, programs offered and size. (Refer to the K-12 Accreditation Manual 3.1 for a complete breakdown)
    Step Four: FCCPSA Accreditation Committee Review: (No additional Fees)

    K-12 Accreditation Major Change:
    If a K-12 school has a "Major Change" (complete listing in the K-12 Accreditation Manual) the institution is subject to a one-day site visit for review: $600
    Religious Exemption Certificate Renewal Fees:
    An annual inspection by an FCCPSA certified inspector is required. $550
    Religious Exemption Certificate New Application Fees:
    Step One, Self-Study: The Child Care Facility Inspection Checklist will be issued for the school administrative staff to complete. $200
    Step Two Physical Inspection of the Center: By an FCCPSA certified inspector is required before a certificate can be issued. $550
    Followup Inspection if Required: If the center does not pass an inspection a follow up inspection may be required. Cost will vary depending of the number of items to be re-inspected.
    Gold Seal Accreditation Annual Renewal:
    Step One, Inspection: The center must have a passing physical inspection. If the center is a FCCPSA Religious Exempt center that inspection is included in the Religious Exempt Renewal. If the center is DCF licenced the DCF inspection will be used.
    Step Two, Annual Report: Completation of the Annual Report. $300
    Followup: A Major Change would require a physical inspection, or if deficencies were noted during the annual inspection a followup inspection may be required. Cost will vary depending of the number of items to be re-inspected.
    Gold Seal Accreditation New Application:
    Step One, Level One Inspection: In order to proceed with this application for Gold Seal Accreditation, your organization will need to complete and pass a preliminary LEVEL I inspection. This assures FCCPSA that your organization can meet the health, safety, and record management standards required for a Gold Seal Accreditation. $350
    Step Two, Self Study and Level II Inspection: Upon successful completion of the Self-Study Manual/Course, the director of Early Learning Standards and Accreditation will schedule a Level II Inspection. $750.
    Followup Inspection if Required: If the center does not pass an inspection a follow up inspection may be required. Cost will vary depending of the number of items to be re-inspected.

    Refer to the approprate Accreditation Manual for indept details about all FCCPSA programs.

  • The FCCPSA proudly maintains an accreditation partnership agreement that provides AdvancED/SACS accreditation to FCCPSA schools. This partnership allows schools to obtain both FCCPSA and SACS accreditation through one *seamless process. (*Subject to the provisions of the FCCPSA policy manual.)

    In 1996, the Florida Legislature established the Gold Seal Quality Care program to acknowledge child care facilities and family day care homes that are accredited by nationally recognized agencies and whose standards reflect quality in the level of care and supervision provided to children.

    The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) requires that all full member senior high schools be accredited by one of 16 approved accrediting agencies to play sports in the state league.

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