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Annual Accreditation Fee 2024

At its June 2023 meeting, Council approved changes to the accreditation fees which are set out in the College By-Laws. The annual fee that is paid reflects the scope of services offered from the practice. Completing the annual accreditation fee form involves updating information about your facility which includes the patient group (species) you treat and the services you offer.

The online annual accreditation fee form is now open and will remain open until the deadline for submission on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST. Annual accreditation fee notification letters were mailed to facility directors in early October.

Facility directors who fail to complete the annual accreditation fee form and pay the annual fee by November 30th will receive a letter indicating that the College has not yet received their annual accreditation fee form and payment. Those facility directors will have two months to complete the renewal process and a late fee of $200 will be added to their annual accreditation fee. 

Late annual accreditation fee form and payment will be accepted up to Monday, February 12, 2024 at 11:59 PM, after which the Certificate of Accreditation of the facility  will expire, and the facility will be required to close as of Tuesday, February 13, 2024. 

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The College takes its responsibility to protect your personal information seriously. Cybersecurity best practices continue to evolve. The current standard for data protection involves multifactor authentication at login and therefore we have taken steps to add this process in addition to our existing security features.

When you log into the portal you will need to answer three previously set security questions. If the answers provided do not match our records, your account will be locked after three attempts. You will then be directed to contact the College for further assistance.

Need Help?

For any questions, contact an accreditation team member during business hours (Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at 519-824-5600 (1-800-424-2856) or by email to

The scope of services delivered by the practice includes the species that are treated and the type of services that are provided. It also includes the practice’s physical location, such as a hospital or office, and/or a mobile unit that goes to the location of the animal(s) or group of animals.
All facilities are required to meet the Essential Standards (ES). If there are exceptions to requirements these are clearly written in the standards.

To determine which Additional Scope of Practice Services (ASPS) apply to your practice, write down all the services you provide from your practice – this may be listed on your website.

Review the list of Additional Scope of Practice Services (ASPS) and check those that match your services. There may be ASPS on the list that do apply to your practice that you may not have written down. It is important to check the ASPS list to make sure you don’t miss selecting a service you provide.

If the ASPS does not identify a species type, then it applies to all species. Some ASPS are for a specific species, such as companion animal or large animal. In that case, pick the service that applies to the species you are treating at your practice.

Accreditation Standards for Veterinary Facilities in Ontario
The scope of practice and accreditation standards are used to calculate the annual fee. The annual accreditation fee is based on the number of Additional Scope of Practice Services that need to be accredited. The College has prepared several examples of practices choosing their services from the list and the resulting annual fee.

For practices with a Certificate of Accreditation for five years:

  • Practice with Essential Standards only: $125 annual fee
  • Practice with Essential Standards and five or less Additional Scope of Practice Standards: $135 annual fee
  • Practice with Essential Standards and six or more Additional Scope of Pracitce Standards: $145 annual fee
If you are no longer the facility director, you must submit the Notification of Change of Facility Director of an Accredited Facility form  and the new facility director must then complete and submit the annual accreditation fee form and payment by Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST.