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?


The completed application to the Accreditation Program must include a non-refundable application fee. This initial fee equals roughly 50 percent of the final yearly fee and excludes the surveyors’ site-visitation costs for individual’s who choose Level II Accreditation including travel, lodging, and food. Once an organization is accepted into the program, Home Care University (HCU) will apply $500.00 of the application fee toward the first year’s accreditation fee. Should the organization withdraw their application after it is accepted and the fee has been paid, $500.00 of that fee is non refundable.

This fee is due beginning on the date of accreditation and will be billed every year for three years. To remain in good standing with HCU, organizations must pay their fees each year and comply with the established standards and procedures of the Accreditation Program.

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 & PDHCA 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 & PDHCA Members1
Level II
Over $3,000,000





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





Under $1,000,000





1 The in-person visits will entail travel and other expenses that lead to variable added costs.
Breakdown of travel and other expenses

The daily surveyor rate is $1,500 and visits for accreditation average about two days.

A surveyor who deems an agency unprepared may cease their review. In this event, the agency will be responsible for a $2,200 termination fee.

Fee calculation

  • Does the organization have an active NAHC and/or PDHCA 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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