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Fees - Accreditation of Credentialing Programs

PUBLIC PROCEDURE CRED-PR-522 Issued: 2020-12-30, Revision: 0

References CRED-PR-022: Assessor Fees and Expenses
Contents
1Objective
1.1The purpose of this procedure is to define the fees, effective January 1, 2021, for ANAB accreditation in the Certificate accreditation program (CAP), the Personnel Certification (PER) accreditation program, and the Conference for Food Protection (CFP) accreditation program. The fee schedule for the accreditation program covered by this procedure is contained in Annex A. For services not contained in this procedure please contact ANAB for a quotation.
2Definitions
2.1CAB: Conformity Assessment Body
3Responsibilities
3.1Changes to the fees are suggested by the accreditation program management staff, and must be approved by the ANAB's Senior Director of Credentialing Programs.
4Application Fee
4.1A nonrefundable application fee is due with the submission of the application for ANAB accreditation.
5Assessment Fee
5.1The assessment fee has two parts: 1) a daily rate, and 2) expenses.
5.2The daily rate is applied per day per assessor to the assessor day(s), onsite and offsite, necessary to complete the assessment, including but not limited to review of the initial application and any additional materials, review of annual surveillance self-reports (if required), document review, preparation of assessment reports, assessor travel time, and corrective action review (analysis of responses to citations). The daily rate is based upon an eight-hour work day.
5.3The assessment fee (daily rate per day per assessor plus expenses) applies to pre-assessments, initial assessments, annual surveillance assessments, reassessments, follow-up visits, witness assessments, and scope extension assessments. It also applies to extraordinary assessments (deemed necessary by ANAB in accordance with accreditation program policies and procedures), complaint investigations, transfers of accreditation and appeals processing.
5.4Travel and hotel expenses are invoiced based on the costs incurred. Meals are covered under a per diem based on location as stipulated in CRED-PR-022 Assessor Fees and Expenses.
5.5ANAB may require that estimated assessment fees be paid before undertaking any assessment activity. The difference between the estimated fees and the actual cost will be billed or refunded as appropriate.
6Annual Fee
6.1For all but the Conference for Food Protection (CFP) accreditation program, the annual fee shall be based upon the gross revenue of the accredited CAB stemming from ANAB-accredited program(s), including all fees charged by the CAB to its participants in such programs. The objective is to fairly apportion the general expenses of the ANAB accreditation program (including engagements with scheme owners) over all accredited CABs in that program based on the relative value of ANAB accreditation to each one. Gross revenues of the accredited program are used as a measure of the relative value of ANAB accreditation to the CAB. The measure of value applied to the CFP program is based upon the number of active certificants instead of revenue.
6.2The annual fee shall be based on the relevant revenue (per clause 6.1 above) from the previous calendar year.
6.3Upon loss of ANAB accreditation for any reason (e.g., withdrawal), a CAB is also responsible for the annual fee based upon its gross revenue from ANAB-accredited program(s) from January 1 of that year until the date accreditation was lost.
6.4Failure to respond to ANAB's request for a report on the gross revenue of the accredited programs for the previous calendar year may result in the assessment of an annual fee equal to the most recent annual fee plus 2%.
7Scope Extension Fee
7.1A nonrefundable scope extension fee is due with the submission of the scope extension request.
8Other Fees
8.1Translation costs: ANAB may charge the cost of translation or interpretation services necessary when documentation is not provided in English, or personnel participating in assessments do not speak English.
8.2Cancellation fees: In the event a CAB cancels or reschedules a confirmed assessment, ANAB may charge the CAB all associated non-refundable travel expenses and all assessor time spent prior to the cancellation.
9Payment Terms
9.1ANAB invoices are to be paid in full by the due date on the invoice (30 days from invoice date). All fees are payable in U.S. dollars only. If ANAB does not receive payment within 60 calendar days of the invoice date (payment is 30 days late), a monthly 1.5% interest charge will be assessed on the outstanding amount due, backdating to the initial invoice due date. This 1.5% monthly interest will continue to accrue until the invoice is paid in full. Late payments may result in further action per the ANAB policies and procedures.
9.2All sums payable under the ANAB Accreditation fee schedule are exclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT) and any other duties or taxes. Any VAT or other duties or taxes payable with respect to such sums shall be payable in addition to such sums.
9.3The CAB is responsible for paying the fees associated with collecting any unpaid invoices through a collection agency.
AAnnex A: Personnel Certification Accreditation Program Fee Schedule
A.1Application Fee (non-refundable): $3,000
A.2Daily Rate: $1,250
A.3Annual Fee: The annual fee shall be based upon the gross revenue for the preceding calendar year of the certification body from ANAB-accredited program(s), including all fees charged by the certification body to its participants in such accredited programs.
FROMTOFEE
0$500,000$3,000
$500,001$4,166,6660.6% of revenue
Over $4,166,666$25,000
A.4Scope Extension Fee (nonrefundable): $1,500
BAnnex B: Conference for Food Protection Accreditation Program Fee Schedule
B.1Application Fee (nonrefundable): $3,000
B.2Daily Rate: $1,250
B.3Annual Fee: The annual fee is $.25 per active certificant in the CAB's database for the preceding calendar year, not to be less than $3,000 or more than $30,000.
B.4Scope Extension Fee (nonrefundable): $1,500
CAnnex C: Certificate Accreditation Program Fee Schedule
C.1Application Fee (nonrefundable): $3,000
C.2Daily Rate: $1,250
C.3Annual Fee: The annual fee shall be based upon the gross revenue for the preceding calendar year of the certificate issuer from ANAB-accredited program(s), including all fees charged by the certificate issuer to its participants in such accredited programs.
FROMTOFEE
0$500,000$3,000
$500,001$4,166,6660.6% of revenue
Over $4,166,666$25,000
C.4Scope Extension Fee (nonrefundable): $1,500

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