Training site accreditation key facts:
- Directors of Emergency Medicine (DEMs) or Directors of Emergency Medicine Training (DEMTs) must familiarise themselves with the accreditation requirements
- Applications must be submitted electronically
- Sites are accredited for five years
- ACEM instigates re-assessment after five years
- Sites may be selected for ad-hoc focussed inspections
- The ACEM Accreditation Subcommittee oversees accreditation of training sites.
How to get a site accredited for training
What is the process?
New accreditation requirements for emergency medicine (EM) specialist training providers are now in place.
The table below outlines the process and accreditation requirements for each accreditation category:
Has your training site been selected for a Focused Inspection?
The College may initiate a Focused Investigation at any point within the five-year cycle of an accredited site. This may include a site visit. This is usually in response to issues identified through the monitoring of accreditation conditions, the review of College data, or other substantiated avenues. However, any accredited site can be the subject of a Focused Inspection.
Where sufficient cause is identified, the College may investigate the performance of a site with respect to specifically identified accreditation requirements. This may be via phone, written correspondence, or other methods of communication.
If your site has been notified that a Focussed Inspection is required, the College's Accreditation Team will be in contact to organise the inspection. You can contact the accreditation team for further details about this process:
e: [email protected]
t: +61 3 9320 0407
Routine site inspections
For all routine inspections, the accreditation team will be in contact:
Changing the duration of Advanced Training Time site limit
If your site would like to vary the duration of the Advanced Training Time site limit at any point during the five-year cycle:
- Submit a letter addressed to the chair of the Accreditation Subcommittee applying for the change
- Submit an updated AC548 FACEM Training Program Site Accreditation - Application
- The Accreditation Subcommittee will assess the request and respond within eight weeks of receipt of the application
- If the Subcommittee approves the application to proceed, a site visit may be conducted to make a final determination on the application.
To find out more about any of the above processes, see:
AC549 FACEM Training Program Site Accreditation—Requirements
AC550 FACEM Training Program Site Accreditation—Process Guide