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Area of Focused Competence (AFC) Programs

The Royal College has established national standards for evaluating and accrediting Canadian Area of Focused Competence (AFC) programs. AFC diploma programs are post-residency competency-based programs that provide additional training. They build upon a broader discipline in order to enhance scope of practice.

The General Standards of Accreditation applicable to AFC programs include the A Standards, which apply to the university and postgraduate dean’s office and the C Standards, which apply to each AFC program.

Policies and procedures for the accreditation of AFC programs

Accredited AFC Programs

The following residency programs are accredited by the Royal College:

For information about obtaining a licence to practise, please contact your provincial and territorial medical regulatory authority.

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accreditation@royalcollege.ca