Providers of relevant courses, lectures and seminars, conferences, and other educational and training activities (described here as ‘events’), are able to seek accreditation for these from the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM).
Organisations can apply by clicking here to fill in the application form. Applications may take up to four weeks to accredit, and must be accompanied by details of the content of the programme. The guidance below explains this in more depth.
|Non-commercial provider (Reduced fee)|
|Event not deriving a revenue stream||N/A||No charge|
|Event accreditation||£300 +VAT||£100 + VAT|
|Event accreditation and website listing||£700 +VAT||£400 +VAT|
|Event accreditation and newsletter advert||£700 +VAT||£400 +VAT|
|Event Accreditation, website listing, and newsletter advert||£900 +VAT||£600 +VAT|
|Additional daily fee for events which take place over more than one day*||£100 +VAT||£30 +VAT|
*Please note, this relates to conferences and events of one or more day’s duration. Additional instances of an event do not incur subsequent fees, provided that they take place within 12 months of the first.
FOM will accredit external CPD events which meet suitable standards of quality and which are directly relevant to professional practice. The content of the programme will be assessed to confirm this and to determine the number of CPD points to be awarded.
CPD accredited activities should belong to the External CPD category, which are events typically hosted outside the practitioner’s organisation or place of work. Examples of activities eligible for FOM CPD accreditation are: specialty society meetings, national and international OH related courses and meetings, local postgraduate meetings, clinical skills updates, personal development courses and meetings, management and leadership courses and meetings, educational visits, relevant online learning courses, lectures and knowledge improvement updates.
CPD points will correspond to the duration of the educational activity, with one hour of educational activity equalling one CPD point. The event accreditation is only valid for the activity as it was described on the application form and attached programme. Any amendment to the content, particularly the agenda, programme or duration, will require the activity to be re-accredited by FOM.
Please ensure that the following areas are addressed in the programme content/structure:
Organisers need to issue evaluation forms to delegates. The FOM reserves the right to review these forms for up to 12 months after the event. Organisers are required to keep a list of attendees for 5 years after the event. The FOM may require clarification as to the relevance, educational value, and/or quality of the proposed event.
Once we have accredited your event, we shall provide you with an official ‘FOM Accredited’ logo that can be used on your CPD certificates.
If you have any queries please email CPD@FOM.ac.uk.