Announcing the Results of the Fourth Cycle of TEPHINET Accreditation of Field Epidemiology Training Programs
From October 27-28, 2019, the TEPHINET Global Accrediting Body (GAB) convened in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, to decide whether to confer accreditation status to the field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) reviewed during TEPHINET’s fourth cycle of FETP accreditation.
As a result, the following programs have been accredited this cycle:
- China Field Epidemiology Training Program
- Ghana Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program
- Morocco Field Epidemiology Training Program
- Pakistan Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program
Accreditation is an opportunity for FETPs to align with common standards that support quality training and increased recognition of their value in supporting country public health priorities. Since the accreditation program began in 2016, TEPHINET has accredited 17 programs (see Training Programs to find accredited programs).
The fifth cycle of FETP accreditation will begin in December 2019. Programs will receive an official announcement and instructions via email for participating in this process.
Programs that have completed the Accreditation Readiness Assessment and have determined that they meet all of the basic requirements and the Accreditation Minimum Indicators and Standards are encouraged to apply for the upcoming cycle.
If you have any questions, please contact accreditation [at] tephinet [dot] org.