Agencies with Recognition Status
To view a list of medical schools that are currently accredited by agencies listed below, please visit the particular agency’s website.
Note: Agencies with the symbol *** against their country of operation also operate elsewhere, or are considering doing so. WFME is reviewing all extra-territorial activities of accrediting agencies and the next edition of this list will include complete information on all accrediting agencies that are recognised by WFME for operation outside their home country or region. For more information please see the WFME Statement on cross-border accreditation.
Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) - recognised until April 2024
- United States of America
Korean Institute of Medical Education and Evaluation (KIMEE) - recognised until September 2026
- Republic of Korea
Sudan Medical Council (SMC) - recognised until June 2028
- Republic of Vanuatu
Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie) (NVAO) - recognised until November 2028
- Netherlands and Flanders
National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE) - recognised until April 2029
System of Accreditation of Medical Schools/Sistema de Acreditação de Escolas Médicas (SAEME) - recognised until April 2029
Secretariat of the Council for Undergraduate Medical Education (SCUME) - recognised until June 2029
For question about accreditation of medical schools in Iran contact Scume@behdasht.gov.ir
Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA) - recognised until February 2030
Working Committee for the Accreditation of Medical Education, Ministry of Education (WCAME) - recognised until June 2030
- Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Medical University of Bahrain - Bahrain
Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions (AQACHEI) - recognised until September 2031
Education & Training Evaluation Commission – National Centre for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation (ETEC-NCAAA) – recognised until April 2032
- Saudi Arabia
American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA COCA) - recognised until August 2032
- United States of America
Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health Care (ECAQA) - recognised until October 2032
National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) - recognised until October 2032
Agencies currently applying for recognition
The agencies in this section are in various stages of the Recognition process, including deferment. The agency can decide to defer the process and take time to prepare for a second assessment when the report has made it clear that the agency would not achieve Recognition status if the report were to go forward to the Recognition Committee. In the case of a second visit, the team will focus on primarily on the areas that were identified as problematic. If the agency does not apply for a second evaluation within two years, it needs to re-apply for the full process again.
Each agency is currently applying for recognition only in the country or countries listed. It cannot be assumed that the agency will in future be awarded WFME Recognition Status in any other country.
- Selected Francophone Countries (including Cameroon, Morocco and Tunisia)
- Selected Latin American countries including Panama and Venezuela