NOTE: Use this Expansion of Scope form only to apply for a scope expansion for a currently accredited entity. Use the Accreditation Application form (above) to apply for recertification or initial accreditation.
NATIONAL SEED HEALTH SYSTEM
The NSHS accreditation program is designed to be self-financing. The fees are structured across four options:
A $1000 non-returnable deposit is required by USDA-APHIS with the initial application.
Accreditation fees for Options 1 and 2 are based on a sliding scale that accounts for the number of seed health tests, number of crops for Phytosanitary Inspection, and number of sites to be accredited within the organization. Minimum fees of $3000 are applied for each option, but these are reduced to $2000 for entities that apply for both options, 1 and 2.
Flat fees of $1000 are applied for Options 3 and 4.
Additional costs are covered by the entity for auditor fees and travel expenses.