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Baldrige Award Process Fees

About the Award | How to Apply | Award Cycle Overview | Is Your Organization Eligible | The Feedback Report | Changes and Reminders

The 2020 fees remain the same as the 2019 fees. These fees recover costs associated with administering the award process. Prior to 2012, federal funding covered the majority of costs for the award process.

2020


Manufacturing & Service

Eligibility Certification (nonrefundable): $400

Application*
$20,200

Site Visit**
$58,000–69,000


Small Business

Eligibility Certification (nonrefundable): $400

Application*
$10,800

Site Visit**
$35,000–40,500


Education (Nonprofit): K-12

Eligibility Certification (nonrefundable): $400

Application*
$4,800

Site Visit**
$17,000


Education (Nonprofit): Higher education

Eligibility Certification (nonrefundable): $400

Application*
$10,800

Site Visit**
$35,000–40,500


Education (For-Profit): ≤500 Faculty/Staff
Health care: ≤500 Staff
Nonprofit: ≤500 Staff

Eligibility Certification (nonrefundable): $400

Application*
$10,800

Site Visit**
$35,000–40,500


Education (For-Profit): >500 Faculty/Staff
Health care: >500 Staff
Nonprofit: >500 Staff

Eligibility Certification (nonrefundable): $400

Application*
$20,200

Site Visit**
$58,000–69,000


*Covers expenses associated with the review of applications and the development of feedback reports. 

**Paid only by applicants receiving site visits. The amount depends on the number of sites, the number of examiners assigned, the duration of the visit, and other factors. The fee is due to ASQ prior to the site visit.

Award Process Helpline
1-877-237-9064, option 3

Resources

Purchase Baldrige Excellence Framework Business/Nonprofit, Education, Health Care
Baldrige Process Calendar
Application Content and Format
Baldrige Process Integrity

Related Links

Baldrige Award Recipient Listing
Baldrige Impacts
Self-Assessing Your Organization
Baldrige Improvement Tools
Testimonials
Baldrige FAQs

 

Contacts

  • Award Process Hotline
    (877) 237-9064 ext. 3
  • Baldrige Customer Service
    (301) 975-2036
    NIST/BPEP
    100 Bureau Drive, M/S 1020
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1020
Created October 24, 2012, Updated November 15, 2019