Accreditation - A measure of training program excellence

UCNS-accredited programs demonstrate that they meet the standards of graduate medical education excellence set by the UCNS and the subspecialty experts of each of the UCNS-recognized subspecialties. The peer-reviewed accreditation process is overseen by the Accreditation Council, a standing committee reporting to the UCNS Board of Directors.

How to Apply for Accreditation

UCNS is transitioning to a new accreditation application system. Instructions for accessing the new system will be posted here once available. Until then, please contact Amanda Carpenter at [email protected] for more information regarding submitting a new application for accreditation or accessing your existing account. 

When to Apply for Accreditation

Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Applications are reviewed twice per year. 

Application deadlines:
  • June 1 for fall review
  • December 1 for spring review

Fees and Payment

Initial Application  $2,000 
Annual Accreditation Fee $2,000 

Annual accreditation fees are billed in May and are due in July. Fees may be paid online via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) or by check. If paying by check, please clearly indicate the program number on the check and return a copy of the program's invoice with the check.

Staff Contact

Amanda Carpenter
Senior Manager, Accreditation
[email protected]
(612) 928-6065