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

Three easy steps to begin the accreditation application process:
  1. Submit the Accreditation Request Form
  2. Review the application instructions
  3. Program Login after application access has been granted
Once the online Accreditation Request Form is submitted, an email will be sent within two business days to the email address provided for the program director with login information for the program to access the online accreditation application. The Application Instructions provide an overview of the information that will be requested during the online application process.

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.

General Accreditation Downloads

Goals & Objectives Reference
(Adobe PDF File)
Common Milestones
(Adobe PDF File)

Subspecialty Milestones

Headache Medicine Milestones
(Adobe PDF File)

Staff Contact

Amanda Carpenter
Senior Manager, Accreditation
acarpenter@ucns.org
(612) 928-6065