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DirectTrust Accreditation or Certification provides a tangible status showcasing your adherence to the industry relevant standards of quality, privacy, security, and confidentiality.

Move forward with Accreditation by reviewing the Accreditation Guidelines, Fees, and completing the Accreditation Application linked below.

Accreditation Guidelines

Accreditation Fees

Our Accreditation Fee structure is designed for scalability for organizations of varying sizes and program pursuits. As such, the structure contains several different types of fees which are outlined below.

Accreditation Fees

Accreditation fees are based on program(s), location(s), and revenue-level. Accredited organizations incur an Annual Fee. Every other year when an organization pursues accreditation (their On-Cycle year), they additionally incur Assessment, Location, and (if applicable) Multi-Program Discounted and Program-Specific Fees, as appropriate. On Off-Cycle years, organizations pay only the Annual Fee. Please see the definitions for more information regarding what’s included in our fee structure.

Recurring Revenue Assessment Revenue Additional Fees
Annual Fee Multi-Program Discounted Fee Assessment Fee Assessment Fee for Additional Programs Additional Location Fee HITRUST Criteria Fee Practices Statement Assessment Fee Add-on Assessment Fee
1 – Very Small – Under $3M $3,000  $1,500 $5,500 $1,500 $3,500 $3,500 $4,000 $1,000
2 – Small – Greater than $3 Less than $8M $4,250 $2,125 $6,000 $2,000 $4,000 $4,000 $4,500 $1,500
3 – Medium – Greater than $8 Less than $20M $8,500 $4,250 $9,500 $2,500 $4,000 $4,000 $5,000 $1,750
4 – Medium/Large – Greater than $20 Less than $50M $13,000 $6,500 $10,000 $4,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $2,500
5 – Large – Greater than $50 Less than $75M $20,000 $10,000 $13,000 $4,500 $5,000 $5,000 $8,000 $3,000
6 – Very Large – Greater than $75M $26,500 $13,250 $15,000 $5,000 $6,000 $6,000 $8,000 $3,500

*Federal, state, and non-profit organizations are included in the Small Size above.

Program-Specific Fees Annual Fee Multi-Program Discounted Fee Assessment Fee Additional Location Fee
CARIN Code of Conduct $3,000 $1,500 $4,000 NA
EPCS $3,250 $1,625* $4,000 NA
UDAP Client App – Basic $1,500 NA NA NA

*EPCS can only be a Multiple Program with another EPCS program.

Fee Definitions

Recurring Revenue Fees:

  • Annual Fee: The Annual Fee is charged to each organization on an annual basis and is calculated based on the organization’s revenue and program selection. The Annual Fee supports program administration and maintenance for the first program an organization pursues.
  • Multi-Program Discounted Fee: In lieu of an Annual Fee for each subsequent program, a discounted Annual Fee is paid initially at program enrollment and biennial renewal.

Accreditation Program Assessment Fees:

  • Assessment Fee: The Assessment Fee is the base fee for the assessment of the first program and first location.
  • Assessment Fee for Additional Programs: The Additional Program Assessment Fee is charged for the assessment of any programs beyond the first program included in the Assessment Fee.
  • Additional Location Fee: The Additional Location fee applies for any additional locations beyond the first location included in the Assessment Fee. If a Location requires more than one day of review, an Additional Location Fee will be incurred.

Additional Program-Specific Fees:

  • HITRUST Criteria Fee: The HITRUST Criteria Fee is incurred when an organization does not hold a validated HITRUST certification but completes the HITRUST-aligned security version of the self-assessment. Electing to use the HITRUST criteria does not grant the applicant a HITRUST validated certification.
  • Practices Statement Assessment Fee: The Practices Statement Assessment Fee applies to each Certificate Authority (CA) and Identity Provider (IdP) accreditation to cover the assessment of each individual program’s Practices Statement. If an Applicant is only a Registration Authority (RA) and not a CA or IdP, then a Practices Statement Assessment Fee applies to that accreditation. This is in addition to the Assessment fees.

Location Review Fees

The Additional Location Fee is charged for each location reviewed and is based on a per day fee for all programs.

For financial organizations with multiple lockbox facilities that have sites that perform the same function demonstrating adherence to the same policies and procedures, a location review rotation will be used to accredit the candidate as shown in the following table. NOTE: This table provides guidelines only, as the number of locations requiring a review may be increased based on such factors as newly acquired sites, outsourced sites, sites that do not currently comply with standard policies and procedures, or other factors where additional locations are determined to be required.

Number of Locations Location Reviews Required
1 1
2-4 2
5-8 3
9-13 4
14-19 5
20-26 6
27-34 7
35-40 8

Travel expenses are not included and will be invoiced after any physical location review(s) occur.

In addition to the Additional Location Fee(s), when a self-assessment process requires subsequent resubmissions of the documentation to meet the criteria after the location review is completed, there will be a charge of $250/hour for the Assessor time per additional submission of documentation.

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