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Table 3 Table of accreditation agencies included in this study, by country

From: Global trends in medical education accreditation

Country Accreditation agency
Afghanistan Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)
Albania Quality Assurance Agency in Higher Education—ASCAL (Previously Public Agency for accreditation of Higher Education (PAAHE))
Algeria National Accreditation Committee (CNH)
Angola None
Anguilla CAAM-HP
ACCM
Antigua and Barbuda CAAM-HP
Antigua and Barbuda National Accreditation Board
Argentina CONEAU
Armenia ANQA
Aruba ACCM
Australia Australian Medical Council
Austria AQ Austria
Azerbaijan Education Quality Assurance Agency (Təhsildə Keyfiyyət Təminatı Agentliyinə) (MOE)
Bahrain Bahrain Education & Training Quality Authority (BQA)
National Authority of Qualifications and Quality Assurance for Education and Training
Bangladesh NQAB (National Quality Assurance Body)/QAS (Quality Assurance Scheme)
Barbados CAAM-HP
Barbados Accreditation Council
Belarus Education Quality Assurance Department under the Ministry of Education
Belgium (Flanders only) The Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO)*
Belize Ministry of Education
Benin None
Bolivia IAI (created by PAFAMS)
Comisión Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación de Carreras Universitarias (National Commission of Evaluation and Accreditation of University Professions)
Bonaire NVAO
Bosnia and Herzegovina Agency for Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance
Botswana Botswana Health Professions Council
Brazil Accreditation System of Medicine Courses in Brazil (SAEME)
National System of Evaluation of Higher Education (SINAES)/INEP
Bulgaria National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency—check in EQAR/DEQAR
Burkina Faso None
Burundi East Africa Community (EAC)
National Commission for Higher Education (CNES)
Cambodia Accreditation Council of Cambodia
Cameroon Ministry of Education University Accreditation And Quality Department (DAUQ)
Canada Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS)
Cayman Islands ACCM
Central African Republic None
Chad None
Chile Comisión Nacional de Acreditación (CNA) (National Commission for Accreditation)
Acreditadora de Chile
China Working Committee for the Accreditation of Medical Education
Colombia Consejo Nacional de Acreditación (National Council of Accreditation) (CNA)
Comoros None
Congo, DRC None
Congo, Republic None
Cook Islands None
Costa Rica COMAEM
(SINAES) Sistema Nacional de Acreditación de la Educación Superior (National System for Higher Education Accreditation)
Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP)
Côte d'Ivoire None
Croatia Agency for Science and Higher Education (AZVO)
Cuba (SEA-CU) System of Evaluation and Accreditation of University Careers/SUPRA/(JAN) Junta de Acreditación Nacional
Curacao ACCM
CAAM-HP
Cyprus The Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (DI.P.A.E.) (CYQAA)
Czech Republic ASIIN
National Accreditation Bureau for Higher Education (NAB)
Denmark Danish Accreditation Institution
Djibouti None
Dominica ACCM
Medical Board of Dominica/Ministry of Health
Dominican Republic CAAM-HP
MESCyT
Ecuador (CACES) Consejo de Evaluación, Acreditación y Aseguramiento de la Calidad de la Educación Superior (Board of Assessment, Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education) (CEAACES)/Consejo de Aseguramiento de la Calidad de la Educación Superio (CACES)
Egypt National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE)
El Salvador Comisión de Acreditación de la Calidad de la Educación Superior (Commission of Accreditation of the Quality of Higher Education)
Eritrea None
Estonia Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education (EKKA)
Ethiopia Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA)
Fiji FHEC
Educational Quality and Assessment Programme/Secretariat of the Pacific Community (EQAP)
Finland Finnish Education Evaluation Center (FINEEC)
France HCERES—High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education
Gabon None
Gambia National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority (NAQAA)
Georgia National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement (NCEQE)
ASIIN
Germany AAQ (Swiss)
ASIIN
Stiftung Akkreditierungsrat
AQAS
ACQUIN
Ghana National Accreditation Board
Greece Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency
Grenada CAAM-HP
Grenada Medical and Dental Council
Grenada National Accreditation Board
Guadeloupe None
Guatemala None
Guinea None
Guinea Bissau None
Guyana CAAM-HP
National Accreditation Council
Haiti None
Honduras Consejo de Educacion Superior
Hong Kong Medical Council of Hong Kong/Education and Accreditation Committee
Hungary Hungarian Accreditation Committee
Iceland Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Quality Board for Icelandic Higher Education
India National Assessment and Accreditation Council
Indonesia Indonesian Accreditation Agency for Higher Education in Health (IAAHEH/LAM—PTKes)
ASIIN
ASEAN University Network—QA (AUN-QA)
National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (BAN-PT)
Iran Secretariat of the Council for Undergraduate Medical Education (part of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education)
Iraq National Council for Accreditation of Medical Colleges (NCAMC)/Apparatus of Supervision and Scientific Evaluation (ASSE)
Ireland Irish Medical Council
Israel Council for Higher Education
Italy National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes
Jamaica CAAM-HP
Japan Japan Accreditation Council for Medical Education (JACME)
Japan University Accreditation Association
Japan Institution for Higher Education Evaluation
Jordan ACCM
Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institution (AQACHEI)
Higher Education Accreditation Commission
Kazakhstan Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)
Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health Care (ECAQA)
The Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD) Tıp Eğitimi Değerlendirme ve Akreditasyon Derneği
Independent Kazakhstan Quality Assurance Agency in Education (IQAA)
Kenya East Africa Community (EAC)
Commission for University Education
Kosovo Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA)
Kuwait The Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD) Tıp Eğitimi Değerlendirme ve Akreditasyon Derneği
National Bureau for Academic Accreditation & Education Quality Assurance (NBAQ)
Private Universities Council (PUC)
Kyrgyzstan IAAR
National Accreditation Council
Independent Agency for the Accreditation of Educational Programs and Organizations (AAEPO)
Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health Care (ECAQA)
Agency for Quality Assurance in Education "EdNet"
Independent Accreditation Agency "Bilim—Standart" (n.d.); Independent Accreditation Agency "El Baasy" (n.d)
Laos (Lao People’s Democratic Republic) ESQAC (Education Standards and Quality Assurance Center)/CEQA (Center for Quality Assurance)
AUN-QA
Latvia Quality Agency for Higher Education of the Academic Information Center
Lebanon The Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD) Tıp Eğitimi Değerlendirme ve Akreditasyon Derneği
MoHE
Liberia National Commission on Higher Education
Libya National Center for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Educational and Training Institutions (NCQAA)
Lithuania Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC)
Macau, S.A.R. China Higher Education Bureau Tertiary Education Services Office
Madagascar None
Malawi National Council of Higher Education
Malaysia Malaysian Qualifications Agency
ASEAN University Network—QA (AUN-QA)
Maldives Maldives Medical and Dental Council
Maldives Qualifications Authority
Mali None
Malta ASIIN
National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE)
Mauritania None
Mauritius Tertiary Education Commission
Mexico Consejo Mexicano para la Acreditación de la Educación Médica (COMAEM) (Mexican Board for Accreditation of Medical Education)
ASIIN
IAI
Micronesia None
Moldova IAAR
Mongolia ASIIN
The National Council for Education Accreditation
Montenegro Agency for Quality Control and Quality Assurance in Higher Education
Montserrat CAAM-HP
Morocco National Agency of Assessment and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Scientific Research (ANEAQ)
Mozambique National Council on Quality Assurance in Higher Education (CNAQ)
Myanmar Myanmar Medical Council
National Accreditation & Quality Assurance Committee (NAQAC) Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education
Namibia Health Professions Council of Namibia Education and Training Quality Assurance Department
Namibia Qualifications Agency
Nepal Nepal Medical Council
Netherlands The Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO)
New Zealand Medical Council of New Zealand (together with the Australian Medical Council)
Nicaragua Consejo Nacioncal de Evaluacion y Acreditacion (CNEA)
Niger None
Nigeria National Universities Commission
North Korea None
North Macedonia Board for Accreditation and Evaluation
Norway Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT)
Oman The Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD) Tıp Eğitimi Değerlendirme ve Akreditasyon Derneği
Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA)
Pakistan Pakistan Medical and Dental Council
Higher Education Commission
Palestinian Authority The Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD) Tıp Eğitimi Değerlendirme ve Akreditasyon Derneği
Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission (AQAC)
Panama (CONEAUPA) National Council for the Evaluation and Accreditation of University Education in Panama (Consejo Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación Universitaria de Panamá)
Instituto Acreditación Internacional (IAI)
Papua New Guinea Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST)
Paraguay Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación de la Educación Superior (National Agency of Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education) (ANEAES)
Peru (SINEACE) National System for Evaluation, Accreditation and Certification of Educational Quality
Philippines Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)
ASEAN University Network—QA (AUN-QA)
Commission on Higher Education
Poland University Commission for the Quality of Medical Education (UKJKKL)
Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA)
Portugal Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES)
Puerto Rico LCME
Qatar The Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD) Tıp Eğitimi Değerlendirme ve Akreditasyon Derneği
Romania ASIIN
Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS)
Russia Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)
ASIIN
National Accreditation Agency (NAA)
National Centre for Public Accreditation (NCPA)
Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Career Development (AKKORK)
Rwanda Rwanda Medical Dental Council
Higher Education Council
Saba The Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO)
Saint Kitts and Nevis ACCM
CAAM-HP
Saint Lucia CAAM-HP
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ACCM
  CAAM-HP
Samoa Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)
Saudi Arabia National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA)
Ministry of Education—Higher Education
Senegal None
Serbia ASIIN
(NAT) National Body for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education/(KAPK) Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance
Sierra Leone None
Singapore ASEAN University Network—QA (AUN-QA)
Sint Maarten Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)
Slovakia (SAAVS) Slovak Accreditation Agency for Higher Education/Accreditation Commission
Slovenia Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
Somalia None
South Africa HPCSA
Higher Education Quality Committee/Council of Higher Education
South Korea Korean Institute of Medical Education and Evaluation (KIMEE)
South Sudan East Africa Community (EAC)
Spain Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación (ANECA) (National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation)
Sri Lanka Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council of the University Grants Commission
Sudan Sudan Medical Council (SMC)
Accreditation Committee for Accreditation of Medical Schools (formed jointly by the Higher Education Ministry Committee and the Sudan Medical Council)
Suriname Nationaal Orgaan voor Accreditatie (NOVA)
Sweden Swedish Higher Education Authority
Switzerland Swiss Agency for Accreditation and Quality Assurance (AAQ) (Swiss Accreditation Council of the FDHA)
Syria Ministry of Higher Education
Taiwan Taiwan Medical Accreditation Council
Tajikistan IAAR
Tanzania East Africa Community (EAC)
Tanzanian Commission for Universities
Thailand Institute for Medical Education Accreditation (IMEAC)
ASEAN University Network—QA (AUN-QA)
Office of the Higher Education Commission
Togo None
Trinidad and Tobago CAAM-HP
Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT)
Tunisia National Evaluation, Quality Assurance and Accreditation Authority
Turkey The Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD) Tıp Eğitimi Değerlendirme ve Akreditasyon Derneği
Turkmenistan Ministry of Education
Uganda East Africa Community (EAC)
Uganda National Council for Higher Education
Ukraine Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance
United Arab Emirates Commission for Academic Accreditation
United Kingdom GMC Education Committee
United States Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), American Osteopathic Association
Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
Uruguay ARCU-SUR
Uzbekistan State Testing Center
Venezuela None
Viet Nam Ministry of Education and Training Department of Education Testing and Accreditation
Center for Education Accreditation, Viet Nam National University Ha Noi (VNU-CEA)
Centre for Education Accreditation of the Association of Vietnam Universities and Colleges (CEA-AVU&C)
IIG Viet Nam
International Council for Higher Education Accreditation (ICHEA)
ASEAN University Network—QA (AUN-QA)
Yemen None
Zambia Health Professions Council of Zambia
Zimbabwe None
  1. Information was accurate and confirmed as of August 1, 2020