European Board for Accreditation of
Continuing Education for Health Professionals

EBAC and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada mutually recognise substantial equivalency of accreditation systems

The European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) is honoured to announce that the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and EBAC have recognized each other’s accreditation systems as substantially equivalent by decisions taken on May 5th, 2017, by the Board of the European Cardiology Section Foundation (ECSF) and the CPD Department of the Royal College, respectively.

Substantial equivalency is a relationship between CME accreditors based on shared principles and values, while recognizing and accepting differences.

To achieve this mutual recognition, EBAC and the Royal College completed a rigorous evaluation process, demonstrating that their accreditation standards advance high quality, effective CME.

This agreement will be followed by a statement on conversion of CME points between both systems. As a result EBAC will offer to Canadian providers to directly issue EBAC certificates to European participants to avoid any additional conversion procedures. Please find the agreement here.