The ACCME system of accreditation is funded in part by state-accredited providers that benefit from the accreditation, education and monitoring services that the ACCME provides. The fee is standard for all state-accredited providers because all receive the same amount and quality of service. Annually, Recognized Accreditors are responsible for collecting the required fee from each of their accredited providers, and submitting these fees to the ACCME. Submission of these fees is required to maintain ACCME recognition. The ACCME invoices Recognized Accreditors for the state accredited provider fees approximately sixty days in advance of their due date. The annual fee for each state-accredited provider is $550 for 2013 and $550 for 2014.