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 accredititing organisation you would like to appear on the certiificate. 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will contact them to request CME/CPD accreditation.
UK and Europe
Educational Providers Accreditation Scheme, Scotland (EPASS)
BMJ Learning was accredited by EPASS. The Royal College of GPs is now developing a new education accreditation scheme that will take the place of EPASS accreditation. As such, EPASS is not re-registering current providers.
BMJ Learning is in discussion with the RCGP accreditation team, and we are confident that we will meet the terms of any new RCGP requirements for providers of online learning. If you require any further information on the new scheme please contact the accreditation team at email@example.com.
For information about standards of CPD accreditation in the UK, see Standards and criteria for CPD activities (PDF), from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.
GPs seeking further information about RCGP guidance on CPD may wish to read the Revalidation and CPD page on the RCGP website.
Austrian Academy of Physicians
The Austrian Academy of Physicians of the Austrian Medical Chamber aims to promote and develop medical education in Austria. It recognises that continuous medical education is needed to keep medical knowledge and skills on the cutting edge, and that ongoing education enables doctors to practise their profession for the benefit of patients and the public.
The following modules have been accredited by the Continuing Medical Education Commission of Health Care Professionals of the Comunidad de Madrid.
- Acute diarrhoea: a guide to assessment and management
- Arterial blood gases: a guide to interpretation
- Ear discharge: diagnosis and treatment
- Haemochromatosis: a guide to diagnosis and treatment
- Hyperkalaemia: a guide to diagnosis and management
- Oncological emergencies
- Sun related skin conditions: diagnosis and treatment
- The ECG in patients with chest pain: diagnosis and management
- Varicose veins: an update on management
- Vertigo: an update on diagnosis and management
European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology
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 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.
Union of European Medical Specialists (via European Accreditation Council for CME)
- Abnormal liver function tests: pitfalls in diagnosis
- Accidental hypothermia
- Eyelid disorders: diagnosis and management
- Hoarseness - diagnostic picture tests
- Mumps - diagnosis, treatment, and prevention
- Sexually transmitted infections - diagnostic picture tests
Australian Practice Nurses Association
BMJ Learning has achieved the status of an APNA Endorsed Education Provider.
APNA is a professional body for nurses working in primary health care in Australia. With more than 3000 members, APNA provides primary health care nurses with a voice, access to quality continuing professional development, educational resources, support, and networking opportunities.
This form should be used if you wish to lodge a formal grievance with regards to an APNA endorsed educational activity or provider. The APNA asks that you seek informal resolution in the first instance.
United Arab Emirates
Dubai Health Authority
The 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.
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners
The 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.
Oman Medical Specialty Board
- 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.
The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa
The 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.