The International Academy for CPD Accreditation opens call-for- comment about proposed standards for substantive equivalency that determine substantive equivalency between CPD accreditation systems.

March 23, 2020Important update

We recognize that these are unprecedented times; while the call-for-comment survey remains open, we have decided to extend the deadline as we focus on caring for residents in our communities. We will provide you with at least two weeks’ notice of a revised deadline.

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February 2020

The International Academy for Continuing Professional Development Accreditation (the Academy) is pleased to invite stakeholders to participate in a call-for-comment about the proposed set of international standards to guide the accreditation of continuing medical education/continuing professional development (CME/CPD) for medical doctors (doctors) and health care teams globally.

These proposed standards are based on the feedback that the Academy received from the international community of CPD accrediting bodies and regulators. Our goal is to establish the domains and criteria for recognition of CPD accreditation systems. This recognition is intended to support international regulators in establishing physician educational requirements, and leaders of developing CPD accreditation systems to ensure these core elements are expressed in their CPD accreditation system to achieve international recognition.

To support your participation in the call-for-comment, we have included in this information package the background and purpose of the proposed standards, our approach to the development and revision process, the proposed standards, survey questions, and the original set of substantive equivalency values. We suggest that you review these materials before completing the online survey.

Call-for-comment information package (PDF) is available here

The survey is available here

We will accept comments until March 25, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time (North America)

If you have questions, please contact:
Kate Runacres
1 800 668 3740 / 250

About the Academy
The International Academy for CPD Accreditation is a network of colleagues, dedicated to promoting and enhancing continuing professional development (CPD) accreditation systems throughout the world. It is also devoted to assisting and supporting the development, implementation and evolution of CPD and continuing medical education (CME) accreditation systems throughout the world. Established in 2013, the Academy serves as a platform that facilitates peer-to-peer support for leaders of CPD/CME accreditation systems and encourages networking, mentoring and interactions about common issues.