The team approval process is managed by the Commission on Approval of Teams. The Commission reviews applications from teams in the United States and Canada each year according to the following cycle:
- Spring – Application Posted.
- July 2019 – Applications Due.
- Fall – Teams Notified of Approval Status.
- January – ACPA Approved Team toolkits are mailed. APCA Approved Team Listings are updated.
Approval is for five years. There is a non-refundable initial application fee of US$260. If a team is approved, this fee includes the team’s first year listing fee. The 2020 annual listing fee is US$180. Team fees cover the administration of the ACPA Team Approval program.