In 2011 the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA) was launched with a focus on Master level programmes of public health. In November 2012 the APHEA programme criteria were revised for the first time and by the end of 2013 APHEA began a two year review of their processes and had opted for the development of systems reflective of the earlier central principals of the PEER encompassing course / module / programme / institution levels. In September 2014 APHEA ratified both a revision of the programme criteria but also the generation of criteria for the validation of curricula and the accreditation of training courses and institutions. Along with a readjustment of the pricing structures it is anticipated that the new systems will have introduced a new tier of flexibility which will incorporate more schools, programmes and trainings throughout the region and the globe. Equally a greater emphasis has been placed on using existing national accreditation documentation which not only aims to reduce workload but also to provide greater linkage and compatibility with national accreditation systems.