Why do I need accreditation for my educational event?

There is a strong demand for new education and training courses in medical physics following the publication of the European Commission Guidelines on Medical Physics Expert (MPE) report No. 174 and the European Union Basic Safety Standards Directive 2013/59/EURATOM (EU BSS). In addition, the rapid development of medical techniques based on ionising radiation, the growth of hospitals and the continuous need to produce competent health professionals in medical physics all require competently trained medical physicists.

It is important, both from the perspective of the participants and the reputation of the profession, that there is a process for assessing the quality of such educational events. For European medical physicists this should be carried out by an external, independent accreditation body in accordance with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for Lifelong Learning. EBAMP has been created in response to this need

How does the accreditation process work?

The European Commission Guidelines on Medical Physics Expert (MPE) report No. 174 lists the required learning outcomes in terms of Knowledge, Skills and Competences for ionising radiation related education and training events. This information will be used by EBAMP to evaluate the content of education and training programmes in medical physics. How EBAMP operates is set out in its Quality Manual

How do I apply for accreditation for my educational event?

The application process is carried out on-line. Persons applying for accreditation should click on this link to obtain the initial application form (link to form EB0000). This should be returned to (email address of secretary general) who will give you instructions on how to access a secure area in which you will find the instructions for applying for accreditation and in which you should deposit your completed application. A charge of 50 euros is made for each application, which is non-refundable. Applications must normally be received at least three months prior to the activity.

How is my application assessed?

On receipt of the application form and accompanying documentation, The Secretary-General will appoint 3 Board members as assessors one of whom will be the lead assessor.

Each assessor will evaluate the application against the requirements as set out in section 3.4.2 of the Quality Manual.

The Lead Assessor will send the assessment reports to the Secretary-General advising of the accreditation not later than 3 weeks after receipt.

The Board will determine the accreditation status of the event and inform the applicant of the determination normally within 6 weeks of the complete documentation having been received.

CPD points will be awarded at the rate of 1 credit point per educational hour for participation only and 2 credit points per educational hour on the successful completion of an examination.

What do I do if I disagree with the outcome?

Should you wish to contest the outcome then you should contact the EBAMP Secretary-General (email address of Secretary General) in writing and within one month of receiving the Board’s decision. Appeals must be accompanied by a statement from the appellant setting out the grounds for the appeal. The full appeal process is described in section 3.4.3 of the Quality Manual (link to Quality Manual).

Apply for event accreditation

In order to apply, your organisation must be registered to our accreditation management system.