Accreditation is becoming increasingly important in expert witness work.
It shows that you are working to the highest standards of medico-legal practice – completing regular training and keeping up to date with the latest changes and development in the law and expert witness work.
Expert witness training certification
Our medico-legal accreditation is a quality mark and is available to all delegates who have completed our two day expert witness training.
There are two tiers of accreditation – the first for those who are new to the role (Expert Accreditation) and the second is for those who are more experienced (Senior Expert Accreditation). The application fee is the same for both, but the process differs.
All accredited experts must undertake six hours of CPD each year to maintain their accreditation.
We will request certification and references at each annual renewal.
Inspire MediLaw Expert Accreditation
Expert accreditation is the first tier of accreditation.
This accreditation is open to expert witnesses who:
- are new to this area of work
- have provided only a few reports in their practice to date.
To achieve expert accreditation, you must:
- take and pass an online multiple-choice assessment
- submit a short reflection on you experience of the 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 questions (MCQ).
You must score at least 80% in the MCQ to progress to the next stage – the report writing case study. We will notify you of the outcome within five working days.
Inspire MediLaw Senior Expert Accreditation
Senior Expert Accreditation is the second tier of accreditation. This is open to established expert witnesses who have an existing practice and regularly provide expert witness evidence.
For the Senior Expert Accreditation, you must:
- take and pass an online multiple choice assessment (MCQ)
- submit a report (anonymised, from a closed case) with a reflective note on how our training has enhanced your practice
- provide contact details of two referees (preferably instructing solicitors).
Get your Accreditation process started
Once the process is underway, you will receive a candidate number, password and link to the access the MCQ.
You must pass the MCQ (with a score of at least 80%) and submit your reflections and report. We will then the two references, by email or telephone. We notify the outcome within five working days of receiving these details.
There is a small annual admin fee (£25 + VAT) for the accreditation renewal. To maintain your accreditation status, you must provide evidence of six hours of medico-legal CPD per year (either with Inspire MediLaw or another provider) and provide a reference from a solicitor who instructs you.
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?
Yes. You can apply once you have completed all four expert witness courses online. You can complete all four courses and the accreditation for just £895 + VAT. Get in contact for further details.
How will this accreditation help my work as an expert witness?
The Inspire MediLaw accreditation is a quality mark that demonstrates to legal professionals that you are committed to maintaining the highest standards of medico-legal practice 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 80%.
If I do not pass the Multiple Choice Questions can I take retake the test?
Yes, you can retake the test.
Is there is an annual renewal fee for the Accreditation?
There is a small annual admin fee £25 +vat. To maintain your accreditation status, you must 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.