The team approval process is managed by the Commission on Approval of Teams. The Commission reviews applications each year from teams operating within a certain geographic region of the United States and Canada according to the following cycle:
- April – Application Posted
- July 2, 2018 – Applications Due
- November – Teams Notified of Approval Status
- January – APCA Approved Team Listings are Updated to Reflect New Approval Status
Applications are due at the beginning of July of each calendar year. Approval is for a period of up to five years. Teams that have not been approved may reapply during the next cycle. If a team is approved off-cycle, they will be required to reapply when their region is up for review – which could be in fewer than five years.
There is a non-refundable initial application fee of US$250. If a team is approved, this fee includes the team’s first year listing fee. There is an annual listing fee of US$175 – update your team listing or pay your listing fee online.