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Advanced Clinical Practitioner Curriculum

Advanced Clinical Practitioner Curriculum

The ACP curriculum is expected to be launched in September 2022.

ACP Curriculum

+ Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) Curriculum 2022

2022 Emergency Medicine Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) Curriculum

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) EM-ACP Curriculum provides the framework for Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs) who wish to apply for credential status with the College. The curriculum defines the competences that the EM-ACP is expected to demonstrate and describes the expected standard and required evidence.

Following publication of the 2021 RCEM medical curriculum, the RCEM EM-ACP curriculum was refreshed and revised, adapting the content of the medical curriculum for ACPs, whilst retaining both the standard and breadth of practice defined in the previous RCEM ACP curriculum published in 2017.

The 2022 RCEM EM-ACP curriculum was launched on 05 September 2022. There are two separate curricula, one for adults and one for children, depending on scope of practice:

RCEM EM-ACP Curriculum (Adult)

RCEM EM-ACP Curriculum (Children)

The first credentialing panel for the 2022 ACP curriculum will be in Spring 2024, with the final opportunity to credential under the 2017 ACP curriculum being Autumn 2024. Please see the transition guidance below for advice on whether you will need to transition to the 2022 curriculum.

The 2017 ACP curriculum can be found here.

+ New ACP Credentialing Regulations


These regulations pertain to the credentialing process under the September 2022 EM-ACP and ACP Children curriculum. Further information and guidance on the process will be available on the RCEM website before Christmas 2022.  The first credentialing panel for the 2022 curriculum will be in spring 2024.

ACP Credentialing Regulations

+ Transition Guidance

The majority of ACPs currently working towards credentialing should consider switching to the new curriculum (the ePortfolio will remain on the Kaizen platform but will look and function differently for those on the new curriculum). This document briefly summarises how you might make your decision.

2022 ACP Curriculum Transition Principles

+ Upcoming Zoom Event

Upcoming Event

For the new curriculum, all ACP educational supervisors will be required to have attended supervisor training before they are able to sign off the FEGS and educational supervisor reports. We will be delivering a number of supervisor training sessions on the 2022 curriculum which you can register for here.

+ Past Zoom recordings

Dr Ruth Brown introduces the new ACP curriculum – Wednesday 22 June 2022

Introducing the ACP Curriculum/Showcasing the new ePortfolio – Thursday 4 August 2022

Launching the ACP curriculum – Monday 22 August 2022

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