Accreditation process

Who seeks accreditation?

Individuals and organisations that have developed educational activities or a programme of activities relevant for Continuing Professional Development for GPs and other Primary Care Professionals

Please contact us if you are unable to access any of the Accreditation documents or forms online 


Step 1. Qualifying criteria for Educational Accreditation

Before applying for Accreditation, all organisations should have read a Guide for Applicant in order to prepare their application to RCGP


Step 2. Apply for Accreditation

In order to apply you will need to submit the following:

Until we receive an application for accreditation which details the size of your educational programme it is very difficult to provide you with an accurate Accreditation fee. For a summary of the current Accreditation fees please contact us.  


Step 3. Assessment of your application

Once your application and accreditation fee have been accepted by the Accreditation Team your educational activity or programme of activities will be assessed by the Accreditation Panel. Additional information in support of your application may be requested at this stage if required by the Assessors Panel.

Processing of your application may take up to 4 weeks depending on the extent of the detail of the educational activity.


Step 4. Providing Accreditation decision and feedback

  • Accredited: If your application is successful you will receive an accreditation letter and the accreditation kitemark.
  • Not Accredited: If the decision is to not accredit the applicant will be provided with the assessor feedback detailing the reasons as to why the application was not successful.

You will be advised of the Panel’s decision via email. The successfully accredited activity or programme of activities will be listed on the RCGP Educational Accredited Activities webpage.


Step 5. Reaccreditation

Following the initial accreditation of one year you will be able to renew your accreditation for two further years by submitting:


Useful documents

Find courses & events

The item has been added to your basket.

Continue shopping

Go to basket

This item is out of stock.

Continue shopping

The item is out of stock.

Yes Continue shopping