CCU is Chartered, Registered, Licensed by the Government of Belize – Ministry of Education.
Government of Belize
Columbus Central University is approved and chartered by the Government of Belize. Belize has two levels of government: a state government and a single-tier local government. Over the last five years, local councils have been formally established and the trend has been towards greater decentralization and autonomy. Direct election of mayors was introduced in 2000.
Belize has a system of local government comprising two city councils, seven town councils and a network of 192 village and community councils. Belmopan, now the capital of Belize, has its own city council.
Government of Belize
Ground Floor – North Wing
New Administration Building
Phone: (+501) 822-2204
Fax: (+501) 822-2206
World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that acts as a coordinating authority on international medical education. The WHO Department of Human Resources for Health (HRH) is now upgrading the World Directory of Medical Schools, formerly available via WHO’s website.
The new Directory will be a web-based database with comprehensive information on health training institutions worldwide, including schools of medicine.
World Directory of Medical Schools:
World Federation of Medical Education places their listings under the World Directory of Medical Schools (see above link)
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27
Phone: (+41) 22 791 21 11
Fax: (+ 41) 22 791 3111
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
nternational Medical Education Directory (IMED) is a division of the United States of America’s Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). An international medical school is now required to be recognized by IMED in order for their student and graduates to apply and sit for the United States Medical License Examination (USMLE).
Medical residency training is required of all medical doctors in order to be eligible to apply for medical licensure to practice medicine in the United States. An the ECFMG Certification is required of all international medical graduates to be able to start medical residency training in the United States.
For more information on the USMLE and international medical graduate policies – we encourage you to visit the official website of ECFMG, or request for more information by contacting the ECFMG office at:
Educational Commission for the Foreign Medical Graduate
3624 Market Street Philadelphia,
PA 19104-2685 USA
Phone: (215) 386-5900
Fax: (215) 386-9196
When on the link below, please click on and refer to the SPONSOR NOTES: https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0002284
United States Medical License Examination (USMLE)
The United States Medical Licensing Examination is a multi-part professional exam sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). Medical doctors are required to pass before being permitted to practice medicine in the United States of America. It consists of three steps; all three must be passed before an allopathic medical school (M.D.) graduate is eligible to apply for a license to practice medicine in the United States.Columbus Central University has successfully addressed all requirements of ECFMG and therefore obtained permission for its students to sit for the United States Medical Licensing Examination tests.
United States Medical Licensing Examination
3750 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3190
Phone: (215) 590-9700
Fax: (215) 590-9457
Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is a national not-for-profit organization representing the 70 medical boards of the United States and its territories. For more information on the practice of medicine in the United States – we encourage you to visit the official website of Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), or request for more information by contacting the FSMB.
Federation of State Medical Boards
PO Box 619850 Dallas,
Phone: (817) 868-4000
Fax: (817) 868-4099
Medical Council of Canada (MCC)
In order to apply for Licensure of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC), a graduate must pass both Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Parts (MCCQE Parts I and II). As a pre-requisite to take MCCQE Part I exam, an International medical graduate must pass the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE).
Graduates of CCU are eligible to sit for MCCQE Parts I and II, and to apply for the LMCC.
For more information regarding Canadian medical licensure, please contact our Academic Department or the Medical Council of Canada directly.
Medical Council of Canada
PO Box 8234 Stn T
Ottawa ON Canada K1G 3H7
Phone: (613) 521-6012
Fax: (613) 521-9417
Recognized in India (MCI)
The Medical Council of India (MCI) is a statutory body with the responsibility of establishing and maintaining high standards of medical education and recognition of medical qualifications in India. It registers doctors to practice in India, in order to protect and promote the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine.
For further information, Contact the US Information Office.