Accreditation of BMJ Learning

Modules on the BMJ Learning website are peer reviewed, up to date, and evidence based. As such, they are accredited by colleges, associations, and authorities from around the world.

When you print or save a certificate after completing a learning module, you can choose which accrediting organisation you would like to appear on the certificate. This allows you to demonstrate that you have met the CPD/CME requirements applicable to you.

If your local college or association is not listed below, please contact them to request that they accredit BMJ Learning. Alternatively, you can send their details through this page and we will contact them to request CME/CPD accreditation.

 

Afghanistan

Afghan Family Medicine Association

This is to state that the Afghan Family Medicine Association (AFMA) recognizes BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing educational development in Afghanistan. Healthcare professionals and doctors can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ.

 

Albania

National Center of Continuing Education

The National Center of Continuing Education recognizes all credits obtained from BMJ.

 

Angola

The Universidade Agostinho Neto

This is to state that the Universidade Agostinho Neto (Angola) recognizes BMJ Learning and BMJ Best Practice as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Angola and, therefore, medical doctors and other healthcare professionals are strongly encouraged to use these online resources for their Continuous Medical Education and Clinical Decision Support.

 

Argentina

The Clinica Belgrano Family Medicine Department

BMJ Learning is accredited by the Clinica Belgrano Family Medicine Department. Users can thus get CME credits as a result of their activities on the site.

 

Australia

Please click on the link to view a full list of accrediting organisations in Australia. Selected organisations are listed below.

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

RACGP QI&CPD Program participants can claim two points per hour for completed BMJ Learning modules under the ‘Self Recorded Activities’ category (capped at 20 points per triennium and claimable when 10 hours of activities have been completed).

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

RACP MyCPD Program participants can claim one credit per hour for completed BMJ Learning modules under 'Category 6 - Other Learning Activities' (maximum of 50 credits per year).

 

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Medical Association

This is to state that the Azerbaijan Medical Association recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Azerbaijan. Healthcare professionals and doctors can claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning.

 

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Society of Internal Medicine

The Bangladesh Society of Internal Medicine has accredited BMJ Learning for the purpose of CPD.

 

Barbados

Barbados Medical Council

BMJ Learning modules are now accredited by the Barbados Medical Council.

 

Brazil

SBMFCSociedade Brasileira de Medicina de Família e Comunidade

SBMFC recognizes BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing educational development. Healthcare professionals and students can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning. 

UPEUniversidade de Pernambuco

Universidade de Pernambuco recognizes BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing educational development. Healthcare professionals and students can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning.

 

Bulgaria

The Bulgarian General Practice Society for Research and Education

This is to state that the Bulgarian General Practice Society for Research and Education recognizes BMJ Learning resources as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Bulgaria. Doctors can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ.

 

Cameroon

Médecins du Cameroun

This is to state that Médecins du Cameroun recognizes BMJ Learning as being approved for the purposes of continuing educational development in Cameroon. Healthcare professionals and doctors can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ.

The University of Buea

This is to state that the UNIVERSITY OF BUEA recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Cameroon. Healthcare professionals and doctors can claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning.

 

China

Health and Family planning Commission of Guangzhou Municipality

AscofameVirtualBMJ Learning has been accredited by the Health and Family planning Commission of Guangzhou Municipality in China.

 

Columbia

AscofameVirtual

AscofameVirtualAscofameVirtual is a model for the development and management of a process of quality certification of professional skills mediated by ICT, comprising continuing professional development activities provided by the Colombian Association of Medical Schools, ASCOFAME, directly or in partnership with medical schools, and international organizations for the production and dissemination of knowledge of the highest academic ad cientific level, and other organizations and scientific societies of Colombia. ASCOFAME brings together 46 medical schools in the country and ensures the quality of the Colombian Medical Education since 1959.

The Continuing Professional Development activities included here are intended to provide the physician with a voluntary recerticación program, based on the following system of credits: 48 hours of estimated reading equals one credit. To opt for voluntary professional recertification must demonstrate a minimum of 5 credits in a year.

 

Egypt

The Faculty of Medicine-Alexandria University

This is to state that the Faculty of Medicine-Alexandria University recognizes BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing educational development in Egypt. Healthcare professionals and doctors can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ.

Europe

Austrian Academy of Physicians

österreichische akademie der ärzteIf Austrian medical doctors have a confirmation of participation of BMJ Learning modules, they can document that at the Austrian Medical Chamber. The Medical Chamber has to clarify if it matches the requirement of their system, as the case arises.

 

Belgium: National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance

The National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance automatically recognizes the credits awarded by BMJ.

European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology

EBACModules published on BMJ Learning in association with Heart are accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC).

All Education in Heart articles published since January 2005 have been submitted for accreditation by EBAC for one hour of external CME.

EBAC credits can be converted to AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits, and are also recognised by all national accreditation authorities in Europe.

The Association for General Practitioners in Denmark

BMJ Learning and BMJ Best Practice meet the criteria for Danish CPD reimbursement. As a user you can apply on an individual basis for reimbursement after accessing the content. Please contact: euf.plo@dadl.dk

The Forum of Irish Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies

Doctors who wish to record their activities on online learning sites are advised to ensure the activity they engage in meets the following criteria:

  • The activity provides for some type of learner interaction or self assessment (around three quarters of BMJ Learning modules include a test, but please be aware that our 'read, reflect, respond' modules do not. You can check what type a module is on the module start page, or in the search results)
  • The activity objectives describe what the participants may learn or achieve by participating in the activity
  • The website provides access to appropriate bibliographic sources that allow for further study and that reinforce and clarify specific activity topics
  • The practitioner produces evidence of activity and/or completion, e.g. a certificate of completion of a module.

When the online activity meets the criteria indicated above, the doctor's claim for CPD credit is accepted.

Hellenic Society of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

The Hellenic Society of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation has accredited BMJ Learning cardiology modules for the purpose of CPD.

Continuing Medical Education Commission of Health Care Professionals of the Comunidad de Madrid

Continuing medical education Commission of Health Care Professionals of the Comunidad de Madrid

We are glad to inform you that two of the modules already have accreditation granted by the Committee on Continuing Education of Health Professions of the Community of Madrid:

UCMLa Universidad Complutense de Madrid

BMJ Learning has been delighted to develop a relationship with La Universidad Complutense de Madrid and to work together to ensure that the BMJ Learning modules are accredited in Spain.

Union of European Medical Specialists (via European Accreditation Council for CME)

Union of European Medical SpecialistsThe following modules have been approved by the CPD Scheme of the European Accreditation Council for CME.

University of Lancaster

University of LancasterYour learning from the modules listed below and from your experience can be considered through the University’s Accreditation of Prior Learning procedures and you may be awarded some advanced standing towards an MSc in Medical Leadership.  Contact the University for guidance.

Leadership in medicine
Clinical leadership and effecting change
How to assess your learning needs
Introduction to change management
Leadership: leading health services in difficult circumstances
Quality and safety in healthcare - improving the quality of clinical care using the Model for Improvement
Quality and safety in healthcare - intervention design
Quality and safety in healthcare - stakeholder relations
Quality and safety in healthcare - introduction to patient safety
Quality and safety in healthcare - measurement
Small group teaching: an up to date guide
Quality and safety in healthcare - systems
Quality improvement activity for appraisal and revalidation in the United Kingdom
Quality: using measurement to effect change

 

Lithuania

Lithuanian College of Family Physicians

The Lithuanian College of Family Physicians has accredited BMJ Learning for the purpose of CPD.

 

Netherlands

Netherlands Association of Internal Medicine

NIVThe Netherlands Association of Internal Medicine has accredited BMJ Learning. This means that Dutch specialists for internal medicine can upload their certificates (or other proof that they have successfully finished this schooling) of this online learning to their personal dossier. One hour is equal to 1 credit of learning.

 

Ukraine

Ukrainian Ministry of Health

This is to state that the Ministry of Health in Ukraine recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Ukraine.

 

Fiji

FCGPFiji College of General Practioners

BMJ Learning is accredited by the Fiji College of General Practioners. 

 

Goa

The Goa Medical Council

This is to state that the Goa Medical Council recognizes BMJ Learning resources as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Goa. Doctors can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning.

 

Guinea

The University of Conakry

This is to state that the University of Conakry recognizes BMJ Learning resources as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Guinea. Doctors can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ.

 

Hong Kong

The Hong Kong College of Family Physicians

The Hong Kong College of Family Physicians would award CME points to the following activity as listed in the CME Points Award table below:

Ref:QA20170031

Date 01/01/2017-31/12/2017 
TopicBMJ Learning 
OrganizerBMJ 

 

 CME Points Awarded Category 
Per module5.2 
For completion of the whole function105.2 

 

Message to institutions in Hong Kong

Please send the list of doctors at your institution who have completed modules to the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians at hkcfp@hkcfp.org.hk

Hong Kong Medical AssociationThe Hong Kong Medical Association

You can apply for CME points from the The Hong Kong Medical Association after completing a module and getting your certificate. To retrieve CME points, please submit the following supportive documents to cme@hkma.org:

  • Filled application form (as attached)
  • The module author’s information
  • The certificate awarded
  • The module's learning outcomes

 

India

Delhi Medical CouncilThe Delhi Medical Council

The Delhi Medical Council recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purpose of continuous medical education (CME)/continuous professional development (CPD). Doctors can thus claim continuous professional development credits for their activity in BMJ Learning.

 

Iran

Iranian Society of Internal Medicine

The Iranian Society for Internal Medicine has accredited BMJ Learning for the purpose of CPD.

 

Kingdom of Bahrain

The Bahrain Defence Force Military Hospital

Bahrain Defence Force HospitalThe Bahrain Defence Force Military Hospital represented by the Ministry of Defence Bahrain recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purpose of continuous medical education (CME)/continuous professional development (CPD) in BDF. Healthcare professionals can thus claim continuous professional development credits for their activity in BMJ Learning. Completion of one module is considered the equivalent of one credit or one hour of learning.

 

Kingdom of Bhutan

Bhutan Medical and Health Council

Bhutan Medical and Health CouncilBhutan Medical and Health Council has formally accredited all BMJ Learning online modules for continuous professional development. Bhutan Medical and Health Council will accept the CME credit provided by BMJ Learning to any registered members of Bhutan Medical and Health Council for renewal of their registration.

 

Liberia

The Liberia Medical and Dental Association

This is to state that the Liberia Medical and Dental Association recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Liberia. Healthcare professionals and doctors can claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning.

 

Malawi

Medical Council of Malawi

The Medical Council of Malawi recognizes BMJ Learning resources as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Malawi. Doctors can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ.

 

Mali

The Faculty of Medicine of University of Sciences, Techniques and Technology of Bamako

This is to state that the Faculty of Medicine of University of Sciences, Techniques and Technology of Bamako recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Mali. Healthcare professionals and doctors can claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning.

 

Malta

The Malta College of Family Doctors

This is to state that the Malta College of Family Doctors recognizes BMJ as being accredited for the purposes of continuing educational development in Malta. Specialists in family medicine can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ.

 

Mexico

National Academy of Medicine of Mexico

The National Academy of Medicine of Mexico has accredited BMJ Learning for the purpose of CPD. http://www.anmm.org.mx/

 

Myanmar

The Ministry of Health and Sports

This is to state that the Ministry of Health and Sports recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Myanmar. Healthcare professionals and doctors can claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning.

 

Nepal

General Practitioners' Association of Nepal

BMJ Learning modules are now accredited by the General Practitioners' Association of Nepal.

 

New Zealand

Please click on the link to view a full list of accrediting organisations in New Zealand. Selected organisations are listed below.

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners

Royal New Zealand College of General PractitionersThe Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is the professional body that provides training and ongoing professional development for general practitioners and rural hospital generalists, and sets standards for general practice.

 

Nigeria

Abia State University Medical School

Abia State University Medical SchoolAbia State University Medical School recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purpose of continuous medical education (CME)/continuous professional development (CPD). Doctors can thus claim continuous professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning.

 

Norway

Norwegian Society for Internal Medicine

The Norwegian Society for Internal Medicine has accredited BMJ Learnng for the purpose of CPD.

 

Oman

Oman Medical Specialty Board

 

Oman Medical Specialty BoardLearners are entitled to claim the following CPD points per completed module:

  • Interactive case histories: 0.5 credits under category II
  • Just in time: 0.25 credits under category II
  • Read, reflect, respond: 0.25 credits under category II
  • MCQs: 0.25 credits under category II.

Please note, residents and trainees are not entitled to claim CPD points.

 

Pakistan

University of Health Sciences Lahore

BMJ Learning is now accredited for the purpose of CME/CPD by the University of Health Sciences Lahore.

 

Pakistan Society of Family Physicians

BMJ Learning modules are now accredited by the Pakistan Society of Family Physicians.

 

Peru

Unversidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

The Unversidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia recognizes BMJ as being accredited for the purposes of continuing educational development in Peru in the medical and healthcare field. Healthcare professionals and physicians located in Peru can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning. To formally claim the credits, learners should contact UPCH on email address faspa.decanato@oficinas-upch.pe and comply with the UPCH requirements.

 

Poland

Polish Society of Internal Medicine

This is to state that the Polish Society of Internal Medicine recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Poland. Healthcare professionals and doctors can claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning.

 

Qatar

Ministry of Public Health

SCHThe Ministry of Public Health represented by the Accreditation Department of the Qatar Council for Health Practitioners recognizes the continuous medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD) modules provided through BMJ Learning as Category II self-directed learning activities in the State of Qatar. Healthcare professionals in Qatar can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning, calculated as 1 credit unit per 1 hour (Organization Code OP-02).

 

Republic of Iraq

Iraqi Ministry of Health

Iraqi Ministry of Health

We are delighted to announce that the Iraq Ministry of Health has accredited BMJ Learning for the purposes of CME. One module is the equivalent of one hour or one credit point.

 

Republic of Singapore

SMCSingapore Medical Council

Doctors who have been participating in BMJ Learning can submit self claims under Category 3B via the Singapore Medical Council Online System. http://www.smc.gov.sg


Republic of Rwanda

Rwanda Medical and Dental Council

This is to state that BMJ Learning has been accredited as a Continuing Professional Development provider under the provisions of the Rwanda Medical and Dental Council.

 

South Africa

University of Cape Town

This is to state that the University of Cape Town CPD accreditor recognizes BMJ Learning as suitable for the purposes of continuing medical education. Doctors can thus claim continuing medical education credits for their activities on BMJ. BMJ has been approved at level 2 CME with 3 points per module or topic. The accreditation number is MDB001/020/09/2016.

 

The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa

CMSAThe Colleges of Medicine of South Africa was founded and was registered as a non-profit making company in 1955. It is the custodian of the quality of medical care in South Africa and is unique in the world in that it embraces 28 constituent Colleges representing all the disciplines of medicine and dentistry. Because the CMSA has the unique structure of containing all medical and dental specialties within a single framework, it has the potential to foster aspects of medical education and medical professionalism which are common to all disciplines.

 

State of Kuwait

Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization

Kuwait Institute for Medical SpecializationThe Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait is the authority responsible for organising all aspects of postgraduate training of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait. Users within Kuwait can claim one hour or one credit per hour of learning completed.

 

Switzerland

Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine

The Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine has accredited BMJ Learning for the purpose of CPD.

 

Sweden

Lipus

Lipus has reviewed and approved this course - BMJ Learning. The complete course description is available at www.lipus.se (Lipus-no: 20160139).

 

Thailand

The Center for Continuing Medical Education of Thailand

This is to state that the Center for Continuing Medical Education of Thailand recognizes BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing educational development in Thailand. Healthcare professionals and doctors can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ.

 

Trinidad & Tobago 

TTMATrinidad & Tobago Medical Association has accredited BMJ Learning. 

 

Turkey

TMAThe Turkish Medical Association recognizes BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development. Doctors can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning.

To claim your credits, you must share your BMJ Learning certificates with the Turkish Medical Association.

 

Uganda

Association of Family Physicians of Uganda

This is to state that the Association of Family Physicians of Uganda recognizes BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Uganda. Doctors can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ.

 

The Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council

The Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council recognises BMJ as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Uganda in the medical and healthcare field. Healthcare professionals and physicians located in Uganda can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning.

 

United Arab Emirates

Dubai Health Authority

Dubai Health AuthorityThe Dubai Health Authority's aim is to provide an accessible, effective and integrated healthcare system, protect public health, and improve the quality of life within the Emirate. Its mission is to ensure access to health services, maintain and improve the quality of these services, improve health status of nationals, residents, and visitors, and oversee a dynamic, efficient, and innovative health sector.

 

Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD)

According to the Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the Dubai Health Authority accreditation system is recognised and deemed equivalent to that of HA-AD. Therefore participants in CME “accredited by one of these recognized bodies can count the CE for Category 1 credit hours, just as they would if they had attended a HA-AD-accredited event.”

 

UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention

BMJ Learning is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention. Users can thus get CME credits as a result of their activities on the site.

 

Uzbekistan

Tashkent State Institute

This is to state that Tashkent State Institute recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Uzbekistan. Healthcare professionals and doctors can claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning.

 

Vietnam

Lam Dong Medical College

This is to state that Lam Dong Medical College recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Vietnam. Healthcare professionals and doctors can claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning.

 

Zimbabwe

The University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences

This is to state that the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Zimbabwe. Healthcare professionals and doctors can claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning.