Home Care University Accreditation Application


The organization must meet the following conditions to apply for accreditation:

  • Does the organization provide home care aide services? (A generic term for Para-professional personal care assistance or companion type home care services)

  • Does the organization directly employ the home care aide staff? This accreditation program requires all direct service providers are employed unambiguously by the agency. Organizations which serve as a registry or only as a contractor for home care aides employed and paid by others are not eligible for accreditation.

  • Has the organization been in operation for at least one (1) year?

  • Has the organization handled a minimum of twenty-five (25) cases?


An application fee (roughly 50% of the final yearly fee) must accompany the completed application, of which $500 will be credited towards the first year’s accreditation fee. This entire application fee is non-refundable and excludes actual site-visitation costs of the reviewers (travel, lodging, food, etc.).

An annual accreditation fee is due commencing with the date the organization is accredited. The fee is billed every year for three years. Once an organization is accepted into the Accreditation Program, it must maintain good standing with Home Care University by paying accreditation fees annually, and complying with the established Accreditation Program Standards and procedures.

The annual accreditation fee is based on the organization’s GROSS revenue for the prior calendar year. Fees are as follows:

Level I Fees

Total Revenue Level I
NAHC Members
Level I
Over $3,000,000





$1,000,000 - $3,000,000





Under $1,000,000





Level II Fees

Total Revenue Level II
NAHC Members1
Level II
Over $3,000,000





$1,000,000 - $3,000,000





Under $1,000,000





1 Travel and other expenses involved in the in-person visits mean there will be additional, variable costs.
Breakdown of travel and other expenses

The surveyor daily rate is $1500. Visits for accreditation average about two (2) days.

If, at the surveyor's sole discretion, the Agency is deemed unprepared the surveyor may cease the survey. There is a $2200 termination fee in this event.

Fee calculation

  • Does the organization have an active NAHC Membership?

  • What level of Accreditation is the organization seeking?

  • A Note about the annual fee

    The price of accreditation (sans initial application fee and the $500 credit from it) is 0, payable in three equal installments over a three (3) year period.

Organization Details

  • Submitting Individual

    The fields below apply to the person submitting this form, not necessarily the organization that is to be accredited.


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