Countries served by agencies with Recognition Status

Countries served by agencies with Recognition Status

WFME Recognition of Accreditation programme map:

Welcome to the WFME interactive map featuring countries with accrediting agencies with WFME Recognition Status and countries with accrediting agencies
applying in the WFME Recognition of Accreditation programme! 

To access information, simply locate the country you are interested in, click on the country and a pop-up window will appear with details about operating accrediting agencies with WFME Recognition Status or applying agencies in the WFME Recognition programme in that country. To learn more about a particular accrediting agency, click on the link below its name in the pop-up window. This will direct you to the agency’s website.

  • Countries with agencies with Recognition Status
  • Countries with agencies applying in the Recognition programme

List of agencies with Recognition Status:

You may sort the table information based on country of operation, agency name or Recognition Status validity.
Country of operation
Agency with WFME Recognition Status
Recognition until
Turks and Caicos
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
2033 May
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
2033 May
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
2033 May
Montserrat
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
2033 May
Saint Lucia
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
2033 May
Jamaica
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
2033 May
Guyana
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
2033 May
Dominica
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
2033 May
Dominica
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)
2028 January
Grenada
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
2033 May
Antigua and Barbuda
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
2033 May
Bahamas
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
2033 May
Belize
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
2033 May
Barbados
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
2033 May
Dominican Republic
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
2033 May
Anguilla
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
2033 May
Turkey***
The Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD)
2033 July
State of Palestine
The Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD)
2033 July
Oman
The Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD)
2033 July
Qatar
The Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD)
2033 July
Kuwait
The Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD)
2033 July
Lebanon
The Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD)
2033 July
Canada
Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS)
2034 March
United States of America
Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
2024 April
Republic of Korea
Korean Institute of Medical Education and Evaluation (KIMEE)
2026 September
Anguilla
Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)
2026 December
Aruba
Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)
2026 December
Cayman Islands
Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)
2026 December
Curacao
Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)
2026 December
Dominica
Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)
2026 December
Guyana
Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)
2026 December
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)
2026 December
Sint Maarten
Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)
2026 December
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)
2026 December
Japan
Japan Accreditation Council for Medical Education (JACME)
2027 March
Australia
Australian Medical Council (AMC)
2028 January
New Zealand
Australian Medical Council (AMC)
2028 January
Kazakhstan
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)
2028 January
Azerbaijan
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)
2028 January
Belarus
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)
2028 January
Kyrgyz Republic
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)
2028 January
Republic of Moldova
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)
2028 January
State of Palestine
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)
2028 January
Romania
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)
2028 January
Russian Federation
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)
2028 January
Tajikistan
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)
2028 January
Ukraine
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)
2028 January
Uzbekistan
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)
2028 January
Armenia
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)
2028 January
Sudan
Sudan Medical Council (SMC)
2028 June
Georgia
National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement (NCEQE)
2028 October
Thailand
Institute for Medical Education Accreditation (IMEAc)
2028 October
Indonesia
Indonesian Accreditation Agency for Higher Education in Health (IAAHEH/LAM-PTKes)
2028 October
Republic of Vanuatu
Indonesian Accreditation Agency for Higher Education in Health (IAAHEH/LAM-PTKes)
2028 October
Netherlands and Flanders
Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)
2028 November
Mexico***
Mexican Board for Accreditation of Medical Education (COMAEM)
2029 April
Costa Rica
Mexican Board for Accreditation of Medical Education (COMAEM)
2029 April
Panama
Mexican Board for Accreditation of Medical Education (COMAEM)
2029 April
Egypt
National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE)
2029 April
Brazil
System of Accreditation of Medical Schools (SAEME)
2029 April
Taiwan
Taiwan Medical Accreditation Council (TMAC)
2029 April
Iran
Secretariat of the Council for Undergraduate Medical Education (SCUME)
2029 June
United Arab Emirates
Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA)
2029 June
Cyprus
Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA)
2030 June
China
Working Committee for the Accreditation of Medical Education, Ministry of Education (WCAME)
2030 June
Ireland
Medical Council of Ireland (MCI)
2030 June
Jordan
Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions (AQACHEI)
2031 September
Iraq
Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions (AQACHEI)
2031 September
State of Palestine
Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions (AQACHEI)
2031 September
Syria
Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions (AQACHEI)
2031 September
Spain – Catalonia
Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (AQU)
2031 October
Iceland
Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (AQU)
2031 October
Kyrgyzstan
Agency for Accreditation of Educational Programs and Organizations (AAEPO)
2032 March
Curacao
Agency for Accreditation of Educational Programs and Organizations (AAEPO)
2032 March
Hungary
Hungarian Accreditation Committee (MAB)
2032 March
Saudi Arabia
National Center for Academic Accreditations (NCAAA)
2032 April
United States of America
American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA COCA)
2032 August
Grenada
Grenada Medical and Dental Council (GMDC)
2032 September
Spain
National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ANECA)
2032 October
Kazakhstan
Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health care (ECAQA)
2032 October
Uzbekistan
Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health care (ECAQA)
2032 October
Bahrain
Education & Training Quality Authority (BQA)
2032 November
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC)
2033 March
Philippines
Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)
2033 April
Samoa
Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)
2033 April
Malaysia
Malaysian Medical Council (MMC)
2033 April
Colombia
Consejo Nacional de Acreditación (CNA)
2033 June
Switzerland
Swiss Agency of Accreditation and Quality Assurance (AAQ)
2033 July
El Salvador
Mexican Board for Accreditation of Medical Education (COMAEM)
2029 April
India
National Medical Commission (NMC)
2033 September
Germany
Accreditation Agency in Health and Social Sciences (AHPGS)
2033 October
Austria
Accreditation Agency in Health and Social Sciences (AHPGS)
2033 October
Lithuania
Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC)
2033 October
Guatemala
Mexican Board for Accreditation of Medical Education (COMAEM)
2029 April
Bahrain
Medical schools accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM): Arabian Gulf University College of Medicine and Medical Sciences
2026 December
Northern Cyprus
Secretariat of the Council for Undergraduate Medical Education (SCUME)
2029 June
Libya
National Center for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Educational and Training Institutions (NCQAAETIs)
2034 February
Pakistan
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC)
2034 February
Iraq
National Council for Accreditation of Medical Colleges (NCAMC)
2034 February
Italy
Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR)
2034 February
 
Notes: 
1) To view a list of medical schools that are currently accredited by agencies listed below, please visit the particular agency’s website. 
2) 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.
 
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Are you not sure who is responsible for accreditation of basic medical education in your country? 

You may find the right answer in the Directory of Organizations that Recognize/Accredit Medical Schools (DORA)

DORA is a developing resource compiled by FAIMER, a Member of Intealth™. Although they believe the information to be accurate, it does not encompass all organizations that have responsibilities related to approving medical schools and/or medical education programs. 

The listing of an accrediting agency in DORA does not indicate that the agency is recognised by the WFME Programme for Recognition of Accrediting Agencies. Agencies with WFME Recognition Status are identified with an asterisk (*). Also, the inclusion of an accrediting agency in DORA, or recognition of the agency by WFME, does not imply that all medical schools in this country are currently accredited by the agency. Interested individuals should contact the agency directly regarding the accreditation status of specific medical schools.

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