Course Accreditation (STAC)
You need to apply for course accreditation if your course trains individuals in a conscious sedation technique for independent practice.
Accreditation lasts for three years. After this time you can apply to reaccredit your course via STAC.
You do not need to apply for STAC course accreditation if your course is:
- run by a university dental school or a postgraduate deanery; or,
- NEBDN accredited.
However, to allow independent practice training provided should follow the standards as set out in the IACSD Report. Courses that fall into one of the above two categories can apply for STAC accreditation should they wish. An application to STAC would be required.
Sedation update courses for experienced practitioners do not require accreditation.
Staffing of your course may change. You should advise STAC if any of your course's supervisors leave the course.
Fees for accreditation and reaccreditation
Non-profit organisations/NHS: £200 + VAT
For-profit organisations/industry sponsored: £400 + VAT