New Zealand vocational medical training and recertification providers and accreditation standards

It is Council’s role to accredit and monitor specialist training providers and to promote medical education training in New Zealand. Council assesses the following New Zealand-based vocational medical training and recertification providers against our standards which are included at the bottom of this page.



  • This guide is for accredited training providers who are preparing for a Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) accreditation assessment. This guide should be read in conjunction with the 'Process for assessment and accreditation of New Zealand based vocational training providers'. This guide provides training providers with detailed information (at the end of each standard) as to what MCNZ expects you to provide in your self-assessment. Please note that some of the recommended documents or evidence may not be relevant to all training providers.

Status of training providers

Training or recertification programme provider

Related scope of practice

Accredited until

Link to accreditation report

Update on accreditation status

Division of Rural Hospital Medicine (DRHM) (of the RNZCGP)

Rural hospital medicine

31 December 2024



New Zealand Dermatological Society (NZDSi)(recertification programme provider only)


30 December 2025

Report 07/12/22 [PDF, 369 KB]


The New Zealand College of Musculoskeletal Medicine (NZCMM)

Musculoskeletal medicine

30 April 2027

Report 14/04/21 [PDF, 460 KB]

Update 14/12/23 [PDF, 113 KB]

The New Zealand College of Sexual and Reproductive Health (NZCSRH)

Family planning and reproductive health

31 December 2023

Report 07/12/22 [PDF, 528 KB]


Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP)

General practice

December 2024




New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM)

Public health medicine

30 August 2028


Report 17/08/22 [PDF, 539 KB]

Update 29/11/23 [PDF, 109 KB]

Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care (RNZCUC)

Urgent care

30 November 2025

Report 10/11/21 [PDF, 695 KB] 

Update 22/03/24 [PDF, 132 KB] [PDF, 188 KB]