Program Overview

Successive levels of the International Guideline Credentialing & Certification Program

Guideline Group or Panel Member

Prerequisites

No prerequisite training required

Course overview

Introductory guideline development methods (covering select domains of the GIN-McMaster checklist)

Teaching platform

Online or In-person training

Coursework

Online course <sup>a,b</sup>: Assigned reading + 3 hours online coursework; OR In-person course <sup>b</sup>: Assigned reading + 4 hours in-person coursework delivered via a half-day workshop

Certification requirements

Completion of introductory coursework Cerfication examination

Guideline panel responsibilities

May participate in the production of PGs as a panel member with no additional specialized responsibilities

Guideline Methodologist

Prerequisites

Guideline group or panel member certification

Course overview

Specialized guideline training (covering each domain of the GIN-McMaster Checklist)

Teaching platform

Online or In-person or Blended training (part online & part-in-person)

Coursework

Online Course: Assigned reading + 4.5 hours self-led online module + 2 x 4.5 hour instructor-led live online webinars OR In-person course <sup>b</sup>: Assigned reading + 18 hours in-person coursework delivered via 2-3 day workshop; OR Blended course <sup>a,b</sup>: Assigned reading + 4.5 hours online coursework + 9 hours in-person coursework delivered via a 1-day workshop

Certification requirements

Completion of Methodologist coursework and panel member certification Certification examination Participation in 3 guideline panels, 3 as methodologist

Guideline panel responsibilities

May participate in the production of PGs as an expert methodologist, but is not a leading member (i.e., chair or co-chair)

Master Guideline Developer and Chair

Prerequisites

Guideline Methodologist Certification

Course overview

Training specific to guideline chair responsibilities

Teaching platform

Online or In-person training

Coursework

Online course <sup>a</sup>: Assigned reading + 6-8 hours online coursework; OR In-person course: Assigned reading + 6-8 hours in-person coursework delivered via a 1-day workshop

Certification requirements

Completion of Master Guideline Developer and Chair training and Methodologist certification Certification examination Participation in 5 guideline panels, 3 as chair trainee

Guideline panel responsibilities

Participate in a clinical practice guideline as a panel chair or co-chair

Guideline Development Credentialing Instructor

Prerequisites

Master Guideline Developer and Chair Certification

Course overview

Specialized training focusing on the teaching of developed guideline credentialing course material

Teaching platform

In-person training

Coursework

In-person course: Assigned reading + 6-8 hours in-person coursework delivered via a 1-day workshop

Certification requirements

Completion of specialized teaching coursework and Master Guideline Developer and Chair certification Certification examination Participation in 2 certified guidelines workshops as trainee

Guideline panel responsibilities

May offer training to prospective panel members, guideline methodologists or master guideline developers and chairs