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International Guideline Training and Certification Program

Certified Lead Guideline Developer and Chair

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For Guideline Producing Organizations: Why Require Certification of Guideline Chairs?

Organizations will require certification among guideline chairs as they are aware that:

  • Chairs’ experience and knowledge may relate to outdated methods or methods that are not evidence-based
  • Chairs may have appropriate up-to-date knowledge of evidence-based methods, but have limited experience with applying them in panels
  • Despite having appropriate methodological knowledge, chairs may not have the experience and skills to manage and reach consensus with a panel of members from varied backgrounds

Course Description

Designed for individuals participating in a guideline development group in the role of chair or co-chair

Previously Known as: (Level 3: Master Guideline Developer and Chair Certification Course)


Certified Guideline Methodologist

Benefits of Certification

Benefits of certification include:

  • Guideline producing organizations can check if potential chairs are certified
  • Guideline producing organizations will rely on chairs with evidence-based knowledge and skills, regarding guideline development methodology as well as leading a panel
  • Individuals will be able to apply their knowledge and skills as a chair to guideline development for any health-related topic

Main Learning Objectives

After completion of the Master Guideline Developer and Chair course, the learner will be able to

  • Lead a guideline panel to reach consensus on recommendations for health questions
  • Understand and describe the evidence-based methods to developing practice guidelines, based on the entire GIN-McMaster checklist

Course Price Register Now

  • Regular course price: $1,210.00 CAD + tax, GIN member price: $1,028.50 CAD + tax, 15% discount for LMIC available