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.
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).
Barbados Medical Council
BMJ Learning modules are now accredited by the Barbados Medical Council.
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.
Universidade 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.
AscofameVirtual 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.
Austrian Academy of Physicians
If 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.
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.
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:
- The ECG in patients with chest pain: diagnosis and management
- Vertigo: an update on diagnosis and management
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)
- 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
University of Lancaster
Your 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
BMJ Learning is accredited by the Fiji College of General Practioners.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Filled application form (as attached)
- The module author’s information
- The certificate awarded
- The module's learning outcomes
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.
Kingdom of Bahrain
The Bahrain Defence Force Military Hospital
The 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 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.
Netherlands Association of Internal Medicine
The 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.
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
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.
Supreme Council of Health
The Supreme Council of 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
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
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
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.
State of Kuwait
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization
The 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.
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.
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.”