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.

When to Apply for Accreditation

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

Application deadlines:
  • January 31 for spring review
  • July 31 for fall review

How to Apply for Accreditation

Applications are submitted online. You will begin by creating a username and password and a profile. You will then be able to start the application by clicking “+Get Started.”

Begin an application »

Fees and Payment

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

Annual accreditation fees are billed in June and are due in August. 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.

Pay my annual fee »

Maintaining Accreditation

Submit additional documentation to maintain your accreditation online. You will receive instructions from UCNS staff when it is time to complete any necessary documentation including, but not limited to, reaccreditation applications, progress reports, and annual reports.

Maintain accreditation »

Staff Contact

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