We are delighted to open our medicolegal Expert Accreditation to delegates who have completed our two day Expert Witness Training.
Our Accreditation is a quality mark.
It is an indication that you have committed to meeting and maintaining high standards of medicolegal expert witness practice, and that you seek to do so by undergoing regular medicolegal training; obtaining feedback and constructive advice from those instructing you; asking for support in your practice where necessary; and keeping abreast of changes and developments in the law and expert witness practice.
There are two tiers of Accreditation to distinguish experts who are starting out (Expert Accreditation) from those who are more experienced (Senior Expert Accreditation).
The application fee is the same, but the process differs.
All Accredited experts are expected to undertake 6 hours of CPD per year in order to maintain their accreditation. CPD certification and references will be requested at annual renewal.
Inspire MediLaw Expert Accreditation
Expert accreditation is the first tier of accreditation.
This is open to all ‘new’ expert witnesses – those who are starting out, don’t yet feel confident, or have provided only a few reports in the course of their expert witness practice to date.
In order to achieve Expert Accreditation, applicants are asked to:
- Take and pass an online MCQ assessment;
- Submit a short reflection on their experience of the Inspire MediLaw Expert Witness Training;
- Submit a satisfactory report based on a clinical scenario.
To start the Expert Accreditation process, make your purchase.
You will be sent a candidate number, password, and a link to access the MCQs.
On successful completion of the MCQs, scoring at least 85%, you will be sent the details of how to access and download the report writing case study.
You will be contacted within 10 working days of receipt of your report with confirmation of your accreditation status.
Inspire MediLaw Senior Expert Accreditation
Senior Expert Accreditation is the second tier of accreditation.
This is open to established expert witnesses – those who have an existing practice and are in regular receipt of instructions to provide medicolegal expert evidence.
In order to achieve Senior Expert Accreditation, applicants are asked to:
- Take and pass an online MCQ assessment;
- Submit a report (anonymised, from a closed case) with a reflective note on how our Expert Witness Training impacted your practice;
- Provide details of two referees (preferably instructing solicitors).
To start the Expert Accreditation process, make your purchase. You will be sent a candidate number, password, and a link to access the MCQs.
On successful completion of the MCQs, scoring at least 85%, and submission of your report and reflections, we will take up references (by email or telephone) from two people nominated by you.
You will be contacted within 10 working days of provision of these details with confirmation of your accreditation status.
Select the Expert or Senior Expert Accreditation process and get started!
FAQs for Accreditation
Can I apply for the Inspire MediLaw accreditation if I haven’t done Inspire MediLaw’s Expert Witness Training?
If you haven’t done the Inspire MediLaw Expert Witness Training yet, then you are able to apply once you have completed our online Training Package. The online training packages will be available from early April 2020. There is a be a package price of £995 + vat for all four training modules and the accreditation.
How will having this accreditation assist me in my work as an expert witness?
The Inspire MediLaw accreditation is a quality mark and indication to the medico-legal sector that you commit to maintaining high standards of expert witness work by undergoing regular training and keeping up to date with recent developments.
What is the pass mark for the Multiple Choice Questions?
The pass mark is 85%.
If I do not pass the Multiple Choice Questions can I take retake the test?
Yes, you can retake the MCQ.
Is there is an annual renewal fee for the Accreditation?
There will be a small annual admin fee for the accreditation renewal of £25 +vat. To maintain your accreditation status you will need to provide evidence of 6 hours medico-legal CPD per year (this does not have to be with Inspire MediLaw) and provide a reference from a solicitor who instructs you.