The first step is to read the Guide to Applicants and familiarise yourself with the Application form and other application documents.
The next step is to complete the application form and submit it together with the signed Licence and Accreditation Agreement, and all relevant supporting documentation by email to: email@example.com.
Please refer to the Guide to Applicants for guidance on what you need to provide for an application. Note: applications will only be accepted if received by email. We do not accept applications sent in the post.
The Accreditation fee must be submitted along with the application form by either:
Cheque payable to Royal College of General Practitioners posted to Accreditation Team, RCGP, 30 Euston Square, London NW1 2FB.
Complete the invoicing information section C of the application form you will be invoiced. If you have a Purchase order number this should be detailed in section C.
If payment is not received with your completed application, this will delay the processing times for Accreditation.
Your application will not be sent to the Assessor Panel for Accreditation review until the Accreditation fee has been received.
How far in advance of the activity being held or launched should I submit the application form?
Applications should be submitted ideally at least six weeks in advance of the date the activity is held. It is not advisable to submit an application too far in advance as your period of accreditation will start from the date it is approved by an assessor and not the date your first activity is held.
Do I have to submit all the information for my activities with the initial application form or is a brief outline acceptable?
Whether an application is submitted for a programme of activities or a series of different activities you must provide full details on each activity.
If you are applying for a programme and are unable to provide supporting documents and information for all activities at the time of application, for example some activities are due to be developed in several months time and have not been fully organised, you will have to submit an additional completed Section B in due course for each activity.
If you are submitting additional activity(s) that are not part of a programme you will need to complete a new application and submit this along with the appropriate supporting documents and new application Accreditation fee.
I think our activities can constitute a programme. How can I be sure?
When making an application for a programme, applicants must state how many activities make up the programme and describe fully on what basis they consider these activities to be part of the same programme for example what do they have in common, development processes, quality assurance processes and common generic learning objectives.
If you are still unsure, please get in touch with the RCGP Educational Accreditation Team firstname.lastname@example.org